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Context and consciousness: activity theory and human-computer interaction
Part 1 Activity theory basics: introduction activity theory and human-computer interaction, Bonnie A. Nardi activity theory as a potential framework for human-computer interaction research, KariExpand
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Studying context: a comparison of activity theory, situated action models, and distributed cognition
It has been recognized that system design will benefit from explicit study of the context in which users work. The unaided individual divorced from a social group and from supporting artifacts is noExpand
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Acting with technology: Activity theory and interaction design
Activity theory holds that the human mind is the product of our interaction with people and artifacts in the context of everyday activity. Acting with Technology makes the case for activity theory asExpand
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Interaction and outeraction: instant messaging in action
We discuss findings from an ethnographic study of instant messaging (IM) in the workplace and its implications for media theory. We describe how instant messaging supports a variety of informalExpand
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Finding and reminding: file organization from the desktop
This paper summarizes and synthesizes two independent studies of the ways users organize and find files on their computers. The first study (Barreau 1995) investigated information organizationExpand
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A Small Matter of Programming: Perspectives on End User Computing
From the Publisher: A Small Matter of Programming asks why it has been so difficult for end users to command programming power and explores the problems of end-user-driven application developmentExpand
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Group Cognition Computer Support for Building Collaborative Knowledge
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Why we blog
Bloggers are driven to document their lives, provide commentary and opinions, express deeply felt emotions, articulate ideas through writing, and form and maintain community forums.
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Activity theory and human-computer interaction
What is activity theory, and how will it benefit studies of human-computer interaction? This book addresses these questions. Many HCI researchers are eager to move beyond the confines of traditionalExpand
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Strangers and friends: collaborative play in world of warcraft
We analyze collaborative play in an online video game, World of Warcraft, the most popular personal computer game in the United States, with significant markets in Asia and Europe. Based on anExpand
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