PIP & PIP-L

Images PIP

Picture of InterPersonal Information Processes (PIP)

Picture of InterPersonal Information Processes Pictographic Language (PIP-L)

Picture of InterPersonal Information Processes (PIP)

Increasingly, the processes supporting interpersonal relationships or the application of a statute or contract are computerized, and even directly self-administered by users. The assessment and management of the social, legal and ethical implications of these processes demand that they be well understood. The documentation provides by information systems designers often provide a poor image of who are the actors involved and how they interact through a system. Various conflicts arise simply from differing perceptions on the working of an interpersonal information system (IPIS). Moreover, there is the challenge of how to properly explain to citizens how an IPIS works, what happens to their personal information as well as various administrative and legal implications as considerable proportions of the population can hardy read any lengthy text or are not familiar with computers or with legalese and computer jargons.

The visualization method Picture of Interpersonal Information Process (PIP) was designed to facilitate:

a) analysis, assessment and management of the social, legal and ethical implications of interpersonal information systems (IPIS);

b) communications between stakeholders of an IPIS project;

c) communications with IPIS users.

Introduction to PIP:

Picture of InterPersonal Information Processes (PIP) for Social, Legal and Ethical Analysis and Communication“, presentation at the Legal IT 4.0 conference, Montreal, April 26 and 27, 2010.
English Abstract | • Full text:  HTML –  PDF

About the genesis of PIP:

« La modélisation visuelle des systèmes d’information en santé pour leur gestion administrative, légale, sociale et éthique », in L’informatique de la santé dans le soins intégrés : connaissances, applications, évaluation. Actes des 9e Journées Francophones d’Informatique Médicale. Sherbrooke, Société Québécoise d’informatique Biomédicale et de la Santé (SoQibs), 2003, 297-308.
English Abstract | • Full Text (PDF – in French)

Picture of InterPersonal Information Processes Pictographic Language (PIP-L)

PIP-L is a set of royalty-free icons designed specifically for the production of PIP diagrams. We propose to combine the use of PIP-L to illustrate the social dimensions of processes in tandem with the pictographic language PICOL to illustrate its informatics dimensions.

Download PIP-L English Basic SVG Icons (Zip file)PIP-L English Basic SVG Icons (Zip file)

Basic PIP-L pictograms

Basic PIP-L pictograms developped at Communautique by industrial designer Caroline Cyr

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