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|
|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
|Depositing User:||RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||24 Jul 2008 10:59|
|Last Modified:||04 Mar 2011 15:38|
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