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Technical, economic and societal evaluation of IT-products (TDDC34)

HT 2014

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The general aim of this course is to provide a holistic perspective on models and methods to analyze and evaluate new technology (IT-based products or/and services) and its alternatives as well as its socio-economic-technical effects;

  • Comprehend the various evaluation methods and models discussed in the course , as well as their scientific base
  • Apply the methods in practice in a project
  • Search, analyze and apply selected literature

The main focus is on demand-based evaluation, i.e. how utilizing organizations evaluate the (intended) consequences of an information system. No explicit references will be made to supply-side theories and concepts regarding e.g. profitability assessments, i.e. how suppliers assess customers’ willingness to pay for a product.

In the course we will take an organizational/intentional perspective on information systems. This means that we will mainly focus on information systems that are used for a particular purpose in an organization (With the intention to generate some particular effects). Organizations of interest do not need to be legal entities,  also loosely coupled networks that have a common goal (e.g. a sports club, online communities, ...) can be a typical setting to investigate.

In the course we will pay equal attention (and grade you accordingly) to theoretical awareness and your ability to apply your conceptual knowledge on an IT-solution of your choice.

Course responsible: Markus Radits

Examiner: Carl-Johan Petri

Other teachers:

Alf Westelius

Erik Jannesson

Fredrik Lindeberg

Nils-Göran Olve

Özgün Imre

Sidansvarig: carl-johan.petri@liu.se
Senast uppdaterad: 2014-08-21