Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2020)

Toward the Design of Socio-Technical Systems for Sustainability: A Scientometric Analysis

Authors
Zijia Wang, Han-Teng Liao, Yujin Zhou, Sixia Pang
Corresponding Author
Han-Teng Liao
Available Online 1 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.095How to use a DOI?
Keywords
user interaction, systemic change, sustainability, production, consumption, design
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 May 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-960-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.095How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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