The Social Construction of Technological Systems (Technology):  SCOT (review of Bijker's book by Roberta Lamb)

From the review above:

Goal:  to understand and act on issues of sociotechnical change

What happens with new technology:

  1. technology is created by engineers working alone or in groups

  2. marketing people make the world aware of the technology

  3. consumers decide to buy / not buy it, and then after buying modify the technology in ways unimagined by the engineer

Bijker proposes that social processes construct technology in the following ways: