Describing team work with activity theory.

Turner, Susan and Turner, Phil (2001) Describing team work with activity theory. Cognition Technology & Work, 3 (3). pp. 127-139. ISSN 1435-5558

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The proposal that activity theory might serve as a model or theory for computer-supported cooperative working remains an open question. Here we demonstrate the usefulness of activity theory in elucidating a series of small group software design meetings. The structure and dynamics of the meetings are presented, as are the work processes of transformation and mediation. Finally, we show how a contradictions analysis can support the derivation of requirements on a system to support the design meetings.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1435-5558
Electronic ISSN: 1435-5566
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Activity theory; Case study; Cooperative working; Scenarios; Software design; Contradictions analysis; System requirements;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology > 158 Applied psychology
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 1792
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 22 May 2008 14:45
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 08:25

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