Appropriating patterns for the activity theory toolkit

Elizabeth Guy

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Abstract

This paper investigates a method for modelling computer- supported cooperative work, to provide a common language for users and developers collaborating in design. The research is grounded in an empirical study of the in-house development of groupware and the work practice of system developers. Through an appropriation of Christopher Alexander’s architectural pattern language, it is proposed that patterns have the potential to be a practicable tool that both embodies the principles and methodology of activity theory, and fits the requirements of this design process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationATIT 2004, The First International Workshop on Activity Theory Based Practical Methods for IT Design
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventATIT 2004, The First International Workshop on Activity Theory Based Practical Methods for IT Design - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …

Workshop

WorkshopATIT 2004, The First International Workshop on Activity Theory Based Practical Methods for IT Design
Period1/01/04 → …

Keywords

  • Design patterns
  • pattern language
  • activity model
  • computer-supported cooperative work

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    Guy, E. (2004). Appropriating patterns for the activity theory toolkit. In ATIT 2004, The First International Workshop on Activity Theory Based Practical Methods for IT Design http://www.cmis.brighton.ac.uk/staff/esg1/papers/ATIT2004_Proceedings_Appropriating%20Patterns.pdf