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Technology in Action

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ISBN-10: 0521568692

ISBN-13: 9780521568692

Edition: 2000

Authors: Christian Heath, Paul Luff

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Despite the extraordinary advances in digital and communication technology over recent years, we know very little about the way these complex systems affect everyday work and interaction. This book seeks to explore these issues through a series of video-based field studies. It begins by discussing the introduction of basic information systems in general medical practice and ends with an exploration of interpersonal communication in advanced media spaces; in the process also looking at news production, the control room of London Underground and computer aided design in architectural practice. Social interaction forms a particular focus of these studies as they explore the way individuals use…    
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Technology and social action: computers and situated conduct
Documents and professional practice: 'bad' organisational reasons for 'good' clinical records
Animating texts: the collaborative production of news stories
Team work: collaboration and control in London Underground line control rooms
The collaborative production of computer commands
'Interaction' with computers in architecture