Thursday 17 April, 2014
This session focused on ‘Activity Theory’ and was led by Barney Dalgarno. The session agenda was as follows (please click on the underlined text for a copy of the presentation slides):
- Introduction to Activity Theory – Barney
- The use of Activity Theory as an analytic lens – Christina
- Overview of how Activity Theory is planned to be used in the three PhD projects:
- Louise Ohashi
- Lincoln Gill
- James Purkis
The readings below formed the basis for discussion and further thinking about this topic:
Kaptelinin, V and Nardi, B.A. (2006). Activity Theory in a Nutshell. In Acting with technology: Activity theory and interaction design. MIT Press, 29-72.
Nardi, B. A. (1996). Studying context: A comparison of activity theory, situated action models, and distributed cognition. In Context and consciousness: Activity theory and human-computer interaction, 69-102.
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