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A SSM-Driven Knowledge-Portal Design

A SSM-Driven Knowledge-Portal Design
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Author(s): Chan Cheah (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 3
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch301
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


Portal design, regarded as a human-activity centric process, defines: (a) what users want in the context of their activity flows and information-resources; and (b) how information systems can be designed to address these needs. On this basis, the Breast Cancer Knowledge On-line (BCKO) project is trialling soft system methodology (SSM) in transforming its system development lifecycle (SDLC) approach into a human activity centric system design model to develop a user sensitive and intelligent knowledge-portal.

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