Requirements processes in contemporary information systems development efforts have become increasingly distributed across organizational and temporal boundaries. This trend has created a range of challenges and opportunities for IT design professionals. In the present study, we combine the insights from a multiple-case study research effort and the framework provided by the theory of distributed cognition to development a model of distributed requirements practice. The model reveals that systems development projects reflect social, structural, and temporal forms of distributed cognition as they pursue effective design outcomes.
Hansen, Sean and Lyytinen, Kalle, "Distributed Cognition in the Management of Design Requirements" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 266.