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Describing team work with activity theory.

  The proposal that activity theory might serve as a model or theory for computer-supported cooperative working remains an open question. Here we demonstrate the usefulness of activity theory in elucidating a series of small group software design meetings. The structure and dynamics of the meetings are presented, as are the work processes of transformation and mediation. Finally, we show how a contradictions analysis can support the derivation of requirements on a system to support the design meetings.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 August 2001

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Springer

  • DOI:

    10.1007/PL00011528

  • ISSN:

    1435-5558

Citation

Turner, S. & Turner, P. (2001). Describing team work with activity theory. Cognition, Technology and Work. 3, 127-139. doi:10.1007/PL00011528. ISSN 1435-5558

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Keywords

Activity theory; Case study; Cooperative working; Scenarios; Software design; Contradictions analysis; System requirements;

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