Technology in Action

Technology in Action

by Christian Heath, Paul Luff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521560330

ISBN-13: 9780521560337

Pub. Date: 03/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Despite 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 that look at the introduction of basic information systems in general medical practice, news

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Overview

Despite 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 that look at the introduction of basic information systems in general medical practice, news production, the control rooms of the London Underground and computer aided design in architectural practice. It focuses in particular on social interaction and the way video-based field studies can inform the design, development and implementation of new technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521560337
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2015
Series:
Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Technology and social action: computers and situated conduct; 2. Documents and professional practice: 'bad' organisational reasons for 'good' clinical records; 3. Animating texts: the collaborative production of news stories; 4. Team work: collaboration and control in London Underground line control rooms; 5. The collaborative production of computer commands; 6. 'Interaction' with computers in architecture.

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