Design of Governance in Socio-technical Information Systems

The Internet has become the most important infrastructure component underlying every modern socio-technical system, either as the means to provide access to the information managed by the system (as in transport or health), as the core of the information system (as in banking and finance), or both (as in research).

How are the components that run the information sub-systems of socio-technical systems designed? How are design and architecture conducted in order for the system to fulfil requirements related to needs or rules embedded in society?

These are some of the questions that will be studied and discussed during the lectures on “The design of governance in socio-technical (information) systems”.


Code 52028
Type Course
Site Neuchâtel
Track(s) T5 – Information Systems and Decision Support
Semester S2024


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module “Design of Governance in Socio-technical Information Systems”, you will be able to:

  • determine the scale and scope of a socio-technical information system or sub-system
  • understand the role of design in a large socio-technical project
  • understand the meaning of (e-governance) principles in the design and architecture of complex systems
  • apply basic design principles to the architecting of the practical application chosen for the semester
Lecturer(s) Alain Sandoz
Language english
Course Page

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Schedules and Rooms

Period Weekly
Schedule Monday, 14:15 - 18:00
Location UniNE, Unimail
Room B013

Additional information


First Lecture
The first lecture will take place on Monday, 19.02.2024 at 14:15 in UniNE, Unimail, room B013.