Systems and Information Systems Research Group
The Systems and Information Systems (SIS) Research Group focuses on the practice, philosophy and methodological concerns of information processing; including informing theory, research methods, systems analysis, systems security, digital forensics, e-commerce and e-government systems relevant to organisational, technological and cultural applications.
Our broad aim is to bring our systems and information systems expertise to bear to make easier some of the day-to-day jobs involved in complex problem solving; systems analysis and design; and in, organisational change.
To achieve this we:
- Establish and maintain links with professionals to keep abreast of their problems and needs;
- Conduct research to investigate new solutions to relevant problems;
- Provide knowledge transfer services to organisations and individuals in both public and private sectors that wish to adopt, develop, and change informing systems, information systems and / or work based systems with or without the help of modern information and communication technologies.
Services and expertise
- Short and long-term research projects
- Feasibility studies
- Human and organization centred evaluation of ICT applications and work-systems
- Developing and/or evaluating potential for usefulness of prototype applications and practices
- Advice and assistance in the facilitation of systems related change practices
- Delivering systems and IS training tailored to the specific needs of the organisation
Seminars and community practice
We regularly have seminars on relevant topics and a new seminar programme is currently in development.
Key research themes
- Systems Thinking and Systems Analysis
- Contextual Inquiry and Development
- Critical Systems Thinking and Complex Systems
- Paraconsistent Logic and Problem Solving
- Engagement with Complex and Ambiguous Problem Spaces
- Information Systems Analysis and Design
- Socio-Technical Systems Analysis and Design
- Organisational and Business Systems Development, Change and Evolution
- Human Centred Analysis and Design
- End User Controlled Systems
- Little Data
- Systemic and Qualitative Analysis
- Information Systems Security and Digital Forensics Investigations
- Human Aspects of Information Systems Security
- Knowledge Sharing and Management
- Decision Support Systems
- Virtual Communities of Practice
- Interpretive and Critically Informed Research Methods, including Action Research
- Usability and Usefulness
- Interaction Design
- Agile Project Management and Interaction Design
- Usability vs Security - which should take priority?
- Telecare Systems and Mobile Telecare Services
- Information Systems Management