Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems


The term multimedia is often used for research into getting new media, like sound and video, into the computer. In recent years activities have escalated. Many new research and educational activities have been initiated, also in Scandinavia. The label multimedia has been broadened to include research in, e.g. video-conferencing, hypermedia, CSCW, virtual reality, robotics, and digital theater. Accordingly, the field is opening for many new and exciting interdisciplinary challenges. We propose that the IS community could get an important role in engaging in re-conceptualisation of computer artifacts from the perspective of use. We should focus on concerns for advances in interaction technology, new domains beyond work, new ways of working in interdisciplinary teams, and new ways of working with users who are not established in a well-defined work setting.