The discipline that used to be called “information systems” is changing its identity. In Sweden, we have emphasized this reorientation by changing our name from “administrative data processing” to “informatics.” I will attempt to characterize this new informatics, describing it as a theory and design oriented study of information technology use, an artificial science with the intertwined complex of people and information technology as its subject matter. I will end by giving some suggestions for how to think of a new curriculum.
"The New Informatics,"
Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/sjis/vol8/iss2/3