Programming Books C Java PHP Python Learn more Browse Programming Books
  • List Price: $160.00
  • Save: $14.55 (9%)
Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks.
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 Customer Service, and package tracking. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Software by Design: Shaping Technology and The Workplace Hardcover – January 6, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0195083408 ISBN-10: 0195083407

Buy New
Price: $145.45
14 New from $36.78 13 Used from $1.14 1 Collectible from $109.99
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$36.78 $1.14
"Please retry"
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Shop the New Digital Design Bookstore
Check out the Digital Design Bookstore, a new hub for photographers, art directors, illustrators, web developers, and other creative individuals to find highly rated and highly relevant career resources. Shop books on web development and graphic design, or check out blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the design industry. Shop now

Product Details

Editorial Reviews


"I can praise the book on several dimensions. I liked their conceptual framework, which is the most comprehensive that I have seen in relating social and technological influences on design choices. I also admired the thoroughness with which the authors' drew from existing literature in developing their framework as well as in analyzing the case studies from three industries. Readers who are interested specifically in understanding organizational and managerial issues related to software design and development will find the book extremely useful. The authors' conceptual framework is sufficiently comprehensive to appeal to scholars and practitioners with interests in other types of technology than software." --Gerald I. Susman, Robert and Judith Klein Professor of Management, The Pennsylvania State University

"Software by Design is a pathbreaking study of the dynamics of software application development. Salzman and Rosenthal show how professionals' values rather than technical necessities alone play key roles in shaping software design. This book should be read by every computer specialist who develops computer applications and by every manager who acquires them." --Rob Kling, University of California, Irvine

"Software by Design is an important addition to the literature on human-computer interaction. By clearly presenting and carefully analyzing actual cases, it gives students and practitioners insights into larger issues of system design that all too often get lost in the fascination over "interface" issues. It will be a cornerstone document in the establishment of the emerging profession of software design which brings to the software world the perspective of design as a situated human-centered endeavor."

"Self-contained, non-comprehensive treatment by people interested in management and in the interactions of science with technology....Neatly presents the considerations and balances most prominent in software compared to other areas." --SCS Simulator Quarterly

"Excellent reference. Recommended." --Choice

"Salzman and Rosenthal's contribution is in presenting an integrated view of interactions between the forces of the marketplace, where economics and marketing prevail, and the forces of the workplace, where social and technical issues and user desires prevail....Well worth a careful reading....Attention to the issues in this book might even lead to better functioning of the marketplace, to the benefit of all parties." --Computing Reviews

About the Author

Harold Salzman is at University of Louisville Center for Urban and Economic Research. Stephen R. Rosenthal is at Boston University School of Management.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers