AECT 2017: Our workshop Sociotechnical Walkthrough for Learning Design - join us!


The Association for Educational Communication & Technology - AECT - has its annual conference of 2017 in Florida


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SocioTechnical Walkthrough (STWT) - A Collaborative, Human-Centered Design & Development Method for Projects

Isa Jahnke*, So Mi Kim*, Joi Moore*, & Alexander Nolte**
*University of Missouri-Columbia
**University of Pittsburgh

The half-day workshop has two goals, understanding and application of the Sociotechnical-Walkthrough (STWT). The STWT (Herrmann et al., 2004) is a participatory design and development method that supports collaborative work among educational designers, programmers and users (e.g., learners, teachers) to elicit workflows and communication processes while anticipating technology support. Participants will learn how to apply the STWT in different stages of a project-STWT can be used in the beginning of projects or during IT refinement to gain deeper understanding of specific functionalities.

Further information


Fischer, G., & Herrmann, Th. 2011. Socio-technical systems: a meta-design perspective. International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, 3(1), 1-33.

Herrmann, Th., Loser, K.-U., & Jahnke, I. 2007. Socio-technical Walkthrough (STWT): a means for Knowledge Integration. International Journal of Learning Organisation. Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 450-464.

Herrmann, Th., Hoffmann, M., Kunau, G., & Loser, K.-U. 2004. A Modeling Method for the Development of Groupware Applications as Socio-Technical Systems. Behavior & Information Technology. March-April 2004, Vol. 23, No 2, pp. 119-135.

Herrmann, 2006 SeeMe in a nutshell - the semi-structured, socio- technical Modeling Method.

Nolte A. & Herrmann T. 2016. Facilitating Participation of Stakeholders during Process Analysis and Design. In COOP 2016 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, pp. 225-241. Springer International Publishing.

Prilla M. & Jahnke I. 2012. The Socio-Technical Walkthrough for participatory process design. In: T. Böhmann, W. Burr, Th. Herrmann, H. Krcmar (Eds.), Implementing International Services. A tailorable method for market assessment, modularization and process transfer. Wiesbaden: Springer, pp. 83-100.