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Activity theory: another perspective on task analysis.

Turner, Phil and McEwan, Tom (2003) Activity theory: another perspective on task analysis. In: The Handbook of Task Analysis for Human-Computer Interaction. CRC, New Jersey, USA, pp. 423-444. ISBN 0805844333

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In this chapter, we introduce activity theory, describing its origins and its principal researchers and thinkers. We stress its descriptive power and its usefulness in defining uniquely a unit of analysis for work. We contrast its development with that of task analysis. We conclude with a brief demonstration of this descriptive power by using it as an organizing framework of the evaluation of a collaborative virtual environment.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0805844333
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activity theory; Development; Application; Work analysis; Empirical evaluation;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 003 Systems
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Item ID: 1805
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2008 10:59
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2011 15:38
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1805

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