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Activity theory: another perspective on task analysis.

  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.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    01 September 2003

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    CRC

Citation

Turner, P. & McEwan, T. (2003). Activity theory: another perspective on task analysis. In Diaper, D. & Stanton, N. (Eds.). The Handbook of Task Analysis for Human-Computer Interaction, 423-444. CRC. ISBN 805844333

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Keywords

Activity theory; Development; Application; Work analysis; Empirical evaluation;

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