Environment


The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest.

Electronic environments can be defined as functional combinations of hardware and embedded software in the real world – that is, circuits, prototypes or products.

In Technology, physical environment[2] commonly refers to the location of the specific practice or the place where a final outcome[3] will be located.

In Technology, social environment refers to the context[4] of a group or groups of people and their interaction with a technological outcome and/or its development. (A subset of a socio-cultural environment.)

In Technology, socio-cultural environment refers to the combination of the social and cultural (including historical) context within which a technological outcome is developed or used.

Socio-technological environment refers to the context(s) created by the interaction of technological outcomes[1] and non-technological entities and systems. Socio-technological environments include such things as communication networks and hospital transport systems. Exploration of these environments shows how technological outcomes (products and systems) and non-technological entities and systems (people, natural environments, political systems etc) interact together.

Terms definitions
1. technological outcomes. Products and systems developed through Technological Practice for a specific purpose. A technological outcome is evaluated in terms of its fitness for purpose, and can be described by their physical and functional nature. Related Articles: Enemy AI: Chase a playerInstalling and Setting up Django and Python3D ModellingGlossary: Environment (electronic, physical, social, socio-cultural, socio-technological)Glossary: Need or […]
2. environment. The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest. Electronic environments can be defined as functional combinations of hardware and embedded software in the real world – that is, circuits, prototypes or products. In Technology, physical environment commonly refers to the location of the specific practice or the place where a final outcome will be located. In […]
3. outcome. Products and systems developed through Technological Practice for a specific purpose. A technological outcome is evaluated in terms of its fitness for purpose, and can be described by their physical and functional nature. Related Articles: Enemy AI: Chase a playerInstalling and Setting up Django and Python3D ModellingGlossary: Environment (electronic, physical, social, socio-cultural, socio-technological)Glossary: Need or […]
4. context. The setting for something, that makes it easy to understand the whole story. So if something can be situated in several different settings, understanding which setting you are talking about makes it easier to see the whole picture. Related Articles: Enemy AI: Chase a playerInstalling and Setting up Django and Python3D ModellingGlossary: Environment (electronic, physical, […]