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Appropriating patterns for the activity theory toolkit

By Elizabeth Guy

Abstract

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

Topics: G400 Computing
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.brighton.ac.uk:2113

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