Context and Consciousness by Bonnie A. Nardi
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Context and Consciousness
By Bonnie A. Nardi

Context and Consciousness

Activity Theory and Human-computer Interaction

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Context and Consciousness by Bonnie A. Nardi

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Intended for designers and researchers, Context and Consciousness brings together 13 contributions that apply activity theory to problems of human-computer interaction.Understanding how people actually use computers in their everyday lives is essential to good design and evaluation. This insight necessitates a move out of the laboratory and into the field. The research described in Context and Consciousness presents activity theory as a means of structuring and guiding field studies of human-computer interaction, from practical design to theoretical development. Activity theory is a psychological theory with a naturalistic emphasis, with roots going back to the 1920s in the Soviet Union. It provides a hierarchical framework for describing activity and a set of perspectives on practice. Activity theory has been fruitfully applied in many areas of human need, including problems of mentally and physically handicapped children, educational testing, curriculum design, and ergonomics. There is growing interest in applying activity theory to problems of human- computer interaction, and an international community of researchers is contributing to the effort.Contributors : Rachel Bellamy. Susanne Bodker. Ellen Christiansen. Yrjo Engestrom. Virginia Escalante. Dorothy Holland. Victor Kaptelinin. Kari Kuutti. Bonnie A. Nardi. Arne Raeithel. James Reeves. Boris Velichkovksy. Vladimir P. Zinchenko.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262140584
ISBN-10: 0262140586
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 157mm x 30mm)
Pages: 414
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Ethnography and Virtual Worlds by Bonnie A. Nardi Ethnography and Virtual Worlds, Paperback (September 2012)

Suitable for students, teachers, designers, and scholars interested in using ethnographic methods, this title provides practical and detailed techniques for ethnographic research customized to reflect the specific issues of online virtual worlds, both game and nongame.

Communities of Play by Bonnie A. Nardi Communities of Play, Paperback (September 2011)

The odyssey of a group of "refugees" from a closed-down online game and an exploration of emergent fan cultures in virtual worlds.

Acting with Technology by Bonnie A. Nardi Acting with Technology, Paperback (September 2009)

A systematic presentation of activity theory, its application to interaction design, and an argument for the development of activity theory as a basis for understanding how people interact with technology.

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Author Biography - Bonnie A. Nardi

Bonnie A. Nardi is Professor of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and Cofounder of Center for Research in Sustainability, Collapse-preparedness, and Information Technology there. She is the coauthor of Acting with Technology (MIT Press).

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