Appropriating patterns for the activity theory toolkit
Guy, E.S. (2004) Appropriating patterns for the activity theory toolkit In: ATIT 2004, The First International Workshop on Activity Theory Based Practical Methods for IT Design, 2-3 Sep, 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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This paper investigates a method for modelling computer- supported cooperative work, to provide a common language for users and developers collaborating in design. The research is grounded in an empirical study of the in-house development of groupware and the work practice of system developers. Through an appropriation of Christopher Alexander’s architectural pattern language, it is proposed that patterns have the potential to be a practicable tool that both embodies the principles and methodology of activity theory, and fits the requirements of this design process.
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