Activity Theory: Basic concepts and applications

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Citation: Victor Kaptelin, Kari Kuutti, Liam Bannon (1995) Activity Theory: Basic concepts and applications.




Tagged: Computer Science (RSS) CSCW (RSS), HCI (RSS), Activity Theory (RSS)


Summary:

Kaptelinin, Kuutti, and Bannon taught a tutorial on Activity Theory at East West HCI '95 conference. This article is essentially the extended abstract of their session. It provides a short history, background, and summary of Activity Theory in about five pages.

It terms of content, it is almost entirely redundant to the summary offered by Kuutti that same in year in Activity Theory as a potential framework for human-computer interaction research.

Theoretical and practical relevance:

See Activity Theory as a potential framework for human-computer interaction research for an in-depth description of Activity Theory in the context of CHI and CSCW.