Technology in Action
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Technology in Action by Christian Heath
Book DescriptionDespite 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 various tools and technologies and coordinate their actions and activities with each other. The authors also show how video-based field studies of work and interaction can inform the design, development and deployment of new technology, in this valuable new resource for academics, researchers and practitioners.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521560337
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christian Heath
Dynamics of Auction, Paperback (May 2014)
Addresses how social interaction forms the foundation to sale of art and antiques worth many billions of pounds each year.
Video in Qualitative Research, Paperback (February 2010)
Video is an increasingly important topic in the social sciences, particularly in the US, UK, Europe and the Far East, where researchers and students are using this widely available technology to gather data about a wide range of social activities.
Body Movement and Speech in Medical Interaction, Paperback (November 2006)
Based on a collection of video recordings, this book offers a micro-analysis of the visual and vocal aspects of the interaction between doctors and patients.
Workplace Studies, Hardback (August 2000)» View all books by Christian Heath
This book examines the interrelationship between workplace studies and new technology.
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