• Sami Zoorob
  • Lasse Roosevelt Hertz
4. semester, Teknoantropologi, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
In recent years there has been an ongoing debate about the employment sector and in
particular about the use of predictive-technologies, which have been implemented on a
large-scale in the everyday practice of the caseworkers in Danish Jobcenters. This paper
uncovers the practical use of a case-management system with predictive elements (ASTA) in
the context of a small municipal employment agency whose target group are academics.
The methodological approach of this project draws on the praxiographic approach of
Annemarie Mol as laid out in The Body Multiple (2002).Our findings show how different
practices are reconfigured as a result of the socio-technical entanglements between the
functionalities of ASTA and caseworkers of the employment agency.
Our findings show how the design of case-management systems should be more
locally grounded and be continuously developed by taking into account the concrete
socio-technical practices. We propose a range of practical improvements that will provide a
higher degree of caseworker autonomy in choosing and designing their own personalized
user-interface. The findings of this paper are important since they show how practices, and
therefore the services offered to the clients of the unemployment sector are socio-technical
affairs, that should be investigated by following the actors in close proximity.
Udgivelsesdato3 jun. 2022
Antal sider55
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