Toward the Design of Socio-Technical Systems for Sustainability: A Scientometric Analysis
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- user interaction, systemic change, sustainability, production, consumption, design
Major challenges facing humanity today require concerted efforts in using technologies for systemic change and the concept of socio-technical system has been used by multiple disciplines to understand the complex interactions of technologies and human behaviors. The paper aims to map out the main sources, disciplines, and keywords of the literature, exploring how it has grown out of its roots in industrial sociology and the Human Relations Movement. Based on 1,968 articles collected from the Web of Science (WoS) database, the findings show that socio-technical system research has involved several disciplines, including the two main discipline clusters of (a) ergonomics, safety science & engineering and (b) sustainability science & applied social studies of science. Also, the main research keywords include design (related to product, production, interaction, cognitive work analysis, and information systems), complexity (related to human factors, safety, resilience, risk and health care), transition (related to innovation, sustainability, governance, and multi-level perspective), and technology (related to Internet, behavior, consumption, and ethics). The scientometric analysis shows the central role of design for systemic change in the research fronts of socio-technical systems.
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TY - CONF AU - Zijia Wang AU - Han-Teng Liao AU - Yujin Zhou AU - Sixia Pang PY - 2020 DA - 2020/05/01 TI - Toward the Design of Socio-Technical Systems for Sustainability: A Scientometric Analysis BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 446 EP - 449 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.095 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200428.095 ID - Wang2020 ER -