Secondary design: A case of community participation

Matt Germonprez*, Dirk Hovorka

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Online communities often rely on the loyalty and time of community members to donate energy and expertise in processes of secondary design. The focus of this paper is regarding a breakdown in the processes of secondary design at such an online community. We follow a case of change at an established online community, Changes in technology components by Digg administration and the effects this has had on the Digg community members affected how members contributed to processes of secondary design. This case warrants investigation as organizations are increasingly attempting to leverage online communities in the design and development of systems. The case contributes to theorizing about secondary design and communities of practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationAMCIS 2011
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011 - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20118 Aug 2011


Conference17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI


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