From description to requirements: an activity theoretic perspective.

Turner, Phil, Turner, Susan and Horton, Julie (1999) From description to requirements: an activity theoretic perspective. Proceedings of Group’99. pp. 285-295.

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    This paper demonstrates how activity theoretic concepts
    can be used in conjunction with an ethnographically
    informed approach to derive requirements on a work
    situation. We present a case study based on a series of
    collaborative design episodes, the structured description
    derived from it and show how a preliminary set of
    contextually-grounded requirements on supporting the
    design process can be created.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Activity theory; ethnography; requirements; contextual analysis; WWW;
    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
    Library of Congress Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Item ID: 3119
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2010 16:27
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 16:48

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