Turner, Susan and Turner, Phil (2001) Describing team work with activity theory. Cognition Technology & Work, 3 (3). pp. 127-139. ISSN 1435-5558Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
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.
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