Sociotechnical Design Variables

Nick Tune
Nick Tune
May 24 · 5 min read

Business Value Variables

Business Model Relevance

Business Model Role

Strategic Relevance

Concept Evolution

Risk Level

Domain Variables

Domain Flow Direction

Domain Flow Control

Domain Flow Duration

Linguistic Boundaries

Domain Complexity

Communication Verbosity

Inward Dependencies

Outward Dependencies

System Role

Data Ownership

Sociopolitical Variables

Purpose / Aka Intrinsic Motivation

Team Autonomy

Alignment Efficiency

Domain Cognitive Load

Responsibility Burden

Technical Expertise Alignment

Personal Growth Potential

Concept Mindset

Social Complexity

Team Geography

Stakeholder Alignment

Technical Variables

Operational aka Non-functionals

Coupling Type

Technical Couplings

Technical Complexity

Technology Choices

Maintainability

External Dependencies

Data Storage and Access

Data Consistency

Independent Deployability

UX / Brand Perception Variables

Team Ownership Model

Technical Ownership Model

Positive Brand Impact

Negative Brand Impact

User Types

User-level Consistency

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