SOFT TECHNOLOGY 1)2)5)
"The scaffolding "(support systems, group process techniques,. design methodologies, decision making processes) for individual and collective self-determination: know-why"; "know what for"and "care why"(K. BAUSCH, Glossary, Pers. comm., 2002)
"Soft"comes in opposition to "Hard", related to methods, techniques and tools used in physical sciences and, up to a point, in biological sciences. It means that the study of all human behaviors is more difficult and allows for a lesser degree of certainty than experimental sciences because of the impossibility to reproduce tightly controlled sequences of events and the great difficulty to obtain a secure knowledge of historical events and experiences. As a result, the situation at the "starting block"is never very well known, nor objectively evaluable.
Soft technologies are still quite "in the making "and in need of a better understanding in systemic terms, specially in their psychological and cultural dimensions.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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