INSPIRING FUTURES

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

[img]
Preview
PDF
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (564kB) | Preview

    Abstract/Description

    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 11:59
    Last Modified: 04 Mar 2011 15:38
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1805

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...

    Edinburgh Napier University is a registered Scottish charity. Registration number SC018373