Appropriating patterns for the activity theory toolkit

Guy, Elizabeth (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.

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design patterns; pattern language; activity model; computer-supported cooperative work
Subjects: G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G400 Computing
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Interactive Technologies
Depositing User: Elizabeth Guy
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 14:20

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