Acting with Technology Activity Theory and Interaction Design

ISBN-10: 0262513315
ISBN-13: 9780262513319
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Victor Kaptelinin is Professor in the Department of Informatics at Ume� University, Sweden, and Professor in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is coeditor of Beyond the Desktop Metaphor: Designing Integrated Digital Work Environments (MIT Press, 2007).

Bonnie Nardi is Professor in the Department of Informatics in the School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Activity Theory in Interaction Design
Introduction
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
The Activity Checklist
Online Resources on Activity Theory
Notes
References
Index

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