The day-to-day creation mechanisms of the information systems (IS) professional rarely resemble a linear process in which he or she sits at a computer and simply codes, builds, or configures for hours upon end, ignorant of outside resources. In contrast, natural observation testifies that IS professionals routinely seek out, store, and recombine a myriad of information inputs in the creation of new solutions. With this fundamental observation in mind, a bricolage perspective is anticipated to be fruitful in forwarding practitioner-based research involving the IS professional. In this manuscript, I draw upon the theoretical perspectives of mindfulness, information filtering, and domain knowledge, and I conceptually introduce the construct of “information bricolage” and posit that the IS professional is an information bricoleur.
Matthews, Michael, "The Case for Information Bricolage in IS Research: A Theoretical Proposal" (2021). PACIS 2021 Proceedings. 55.
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