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“There you have information being picked out of JIRA, the electronic tool—or the ‘information fridge,’ as you like to call it, Joakim,” Marcus said. He looked at Joakim, pausing to have him explain the metaphor.

Joakim picked up the cue and explained: “A visualization on a big visible board can be called an information radiator; its information is obvious and apparent to people passing by. Electronic tools are, I think, sometimes more like fridges in that you have to open them and poke around to find what you’re looking for.” He wasn’t too sure anybody heard him, as the te...

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Software systems as an information fridge