1 The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University2 Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University
The purpose of this position paper is to stimulate a debate concerning if and how it is possible to combine a phenomenological and a functionalistic approach within systems design - and how research could try to find answers to this question. A general philosophical view on the two approaches is briefly outlined and their relations to the design process is discussed. It is suggested that an effort should be to try to combine the two approaches and some of the problems that this effort must face is discussed.
Proceedings of the 15th Iris: Part I, 1992, p. 75-82