A Cultural-Historical Activity Theory Approach to Users, Usability and Usefulness

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This paper takes an historical overview of the field of Human-Computer Interaction. It describes how the cognitive psychology emphasis on user involvement in systems development of the 1980s reached its limit by the early 1990s. At this point the focus shifted onto support for the tasks of users using computer-based systems in real contexts, a focus that… (More)

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@inproceedings{Hasan2007ACA, title={A Cultural-Historical Activity Theory Approach to Users, Usability and Usefulness}, author={Helen Hasan}, booktitle={PACIS}, year={2007} }