[SIGCIS-Members] Virtuality

Murray Turoff murray.turoff at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 21:22:06 PDT 2014

This represents a causal influence to establish transparency:

Virtuality, Murray Turoff, Communications of the ACM, 40(9), September 1997.

The theme of this paper is below and it is the basic idea that the virtual
model put in the computer of a real situation can then change the real
situation to fit the computer model if it involves the behavior of people.

*Virtuality is the process whereby the implementation model in the
computer replaces the real world model in a system made up in part of
*   Information Systems are usually design on a descriptive basis; however,
they often become prescriptive.
*   Designers need to anticipate prescriptive impacts of their systems.
*   The design of an interactive system can be the design of a social


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do not use @njit.edu <http://njit.edu> addressDistinguished Professor
EmeritusInformation Systems, NJIThomepage: http://is.njit.edu/turoff
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