INLS385-002 Spring 2020


The organization as a system of constituent parts

Ask yourself why a talk on design relates to a topic on organizational structure

Who is Donald Norman?

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But Mintzberg is something we need to read to talk about it today


Mintzberg, H. (1979). The Structuring of Organizations: A Synthesis of the Research. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Chapter 2, Five basic parts of the organization, pages 18-21 only

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You don't have to read these unless you wish to, but we might touch upon them in conversation


Choo, C. W. (2006). The knowing organization: How organizations use information to construct meaning, create knowledge, and make decisions. New York: Oxford University Press.
Chapter 1, "The Knowing Organization: A Holistic View of How Organizations Use Information." 1-28

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things we'll talk about

slides for session 16

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something to take away

Stephane Grappelli

It is rare with any jazz instrument that the field is so dominated by one musician as is the case with Stephane Grappelli and the jazz violin. True, the field is not large; jazz violinists with an international reputation are numbered in the dozens rather than the hundreds. Nevertheless, through his style and technique, the longevity of his career, the vastness of his discography, not to mention his personal charm, Grappelli has earned a place among the giants of jazz.

With Django Reihnardt in 1939

With Mark O'Connor in 1979

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