The Context of Work

  title={The Context of Work},
  author={David Kirsh},
  journal={Human–Computer Interaction},
  pages={305 - 322}
  • D. Kirsh
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Computer Science
  • Human–Computer Interaction
The question of how to conceive and represent the context of work is explored from the theoretical perspective of distributed cognition. It is argued that to understand the office work context we need to go beyond tracking superficial physical attributes such as who or what is where and when and consider the state of digital resources, people's concepts, task state, social relations, and the local work culture, to name a few. In analyzing an office more deeply, three concepts are especially… 

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