HMI751. Activity Theory and Human-Computer Interaction, 2p

Instructor Victor Kaptelinin Contact: Ann Lantz a<>ž

Fall 1997

Prerequisites Participants should have basic familiarity with Human-ComputerInteraction as a field of research. No knowledge of Activity Theoryis assumed.
  1. An introduction to Activity Theory
  2. Activity Theory and other approaches
  3. Activity Theory as a conceptual perspective in HCI: An overview of current research
  4. The Activity Checklist
  5. General discussion
  • Nardi, B. (ed.) Context and Consciousness: Activity Theory and Human-Computer Interaction. MIT Press, 1996 (especially chapters 1-5, 7, 9,13).
  • Kaptelinin, V., Nardi, B. The Activity Checklist: A tool for representing the "space" of context. Research Report. Department of Informatics, UmeďUniversity, 1997

Examination An essay.