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Author Kaptelinin, Victor.

Title Acting with technology : activity theory and interaction design / Victor Kaptelinin and Bonnie A. Nardi.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.


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Description 1 online resource (333 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Acting with technology
Acting with technology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-324) and index.
Contents Activity Theory in Interaction Design -- SIntroduction -- Do We Need Theory in Interaction Design? -- Activity Theory in a Nutshell -- Interaction Design Informed by Activity Theory -- A Design Application of Activity Theory: The UMEA System -- Advanced Issues in Activity Theory -- Objectively Speaking -- Objects of Desire -- Historical Currents in the Development of Activity Theory -- Theory in Interaction Design -- Postcognitivist Theories in Interaction Design -- Artifacts, Agency, and (A)symmetry -- Looking Forward.
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Summary 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 as a basis for understanding our relationship with technology. Victor Kaptelinin and Bonnie Nardi describe activity theory's principles, history, relationship to other theoretical approaches, and application to the analysis and design of technologies. The book provides the first systematic entry-level introduction to the major principles of activity theory. It describes the accumulating body of work in interaction design informed by activity theory, drawing on work from an international community of scholars and designers. Kaptelinin and Nardi examine the notion of the object of activity, describe its use in an empirical study, and discuss key debates in the development of activity theory. Finally, they outline current and future issues in activity theory, providing a comparative analysis of the theory and its leading theoretical competitors within interaction design: distributed cognition, actor-network theory, and phenomenologically inspired approaches.
Subject Human-computer interaction.
Design -- Human factors.
User interfaces (Computer systems)
Action theory.
Interaction homme-machine (Informatique)
Design -- Facteurs humains.
Interfaces utilisateurs (Informatique)
Théorie de l'action.
COMPUTERS -- Interactive & Multimedia.
COMPUTERS -- Social Aspects -- Human-Computer Interaction.
Action theory. (OCoLC)fst00796236
Design -- Human factors. (OCoLC)fst00891275
Human-computer interaction. (OCoLC)fst00963494
User interfaces (Computer systems) (OCoLC)fst01163191
Cognitieve processen.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Added Author Nardi, Bonnie A.
Other Form: Print version: Kaptelinin, Victor. Acting with technology. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006 0262112981 9780262112987 (DLC) 2006042040 (OCoLC)64098581
ISBN 9780262256476 (electronic bk.)
0262256479 (electronic bk.)
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