TOWARDS A GENERIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS DESIGN PROCESS

Authors
  1. Amey, G.X.
  2. Baglow, R.
  3. Chadler, E.W.
  4. and others
Corporate Authors
Defence Scientific Information Service, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The proliferation of approaches to information systems design attests to the fact that there is general agreement neither on the precise functions and characteristics of an information system nor upon the steps of the design process. The view advanced in the paper is that it is feasible to define a fundamental canonical structure within which different design approaches can be identified. A formal canonical structure is proposed to represent the information system, the system within which it operates, and the design process. The example presented to illustrate this approach is also proposed as a framework for classifying problem areas related to information system design. Thus individual systems, now considered unique, can be decomposed into well defined primitives and information system design may become a structured discipline.
Report Number
SAR-227 — Paper presented in Stockholm, 1974 at IFIPS congress by FID/TM-Canada group, Systems Analysis Report
Date of publication
15 Nov 1973
Number of Pages
6
DSTKIM No
76-04038
CANDIS No
92809
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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