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Susanne Bødker

Activity theory as a challenge to systems design

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This paper suggests an improvement of the theoretical foundation of information systems research of the 1990s. This foundation is found in human activity theory. The paper deals with how human activity theory can help systems design change, theoretically and practically. Applying activity theory to systems design, certain cornerstones become apparent, on which future systems design practice and research need to build. The paper will discuss these cornerstones, and the implications of the new understanding for design practice and research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems Research: Contemporary Approaches and Emergent Traditions
EditorsH-E Nissen, H.K. Klein, R. Hirscheim
Number of pages10
PublisherNorth-Holland
Publication year1991
Pages555-564
ISBN (print)978-0444890290
Publication statusPublished - 1991
EventEuropean Conference on Information Systems - København, Denmark
Duration: 17 Dec 2010 → …

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ConferenceEuropean Conference on Information Systems
LandDenmark
ByKøbenhavn
Periode17/12/2010 → …

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