Interaction of actors theory

de Zeeuw, Gerard (2001) Interaction of actors theory. Kybernetes, 30 (7-8). pp. 971-983. ISSN 0368-492x

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03684920110396864

Abstract

Gordon Pask developed not only a conversation theory, but also a (less well-known) interaction of actors theory, partly in response to demands during the time he worked in Amsterdam. The paper aims to clarify how this theory intended to minimise the effects of use on scientific results, while maximising the help of such results to improve on actions. This would facilitate empirical study of what changes user values, as well as the preferred design of (computer supported) support systems. Results include the material and communicative support of collective and social activities. Three examples are presented.

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Additional Information:Gordon Pask developed not only a conversation theory, but also a (less well-known) interaction of actors theory, partly in response to demands during the time he worked in Amsterdam. The paper aims to clarify how this theory intended to minimise the effects of use on scientific results, while maximising the help of such results to improve on actions. This would facilitate empirical study of what changes user values, as well as the preferred design of (computer supported) support systems. Results include the material and communicative support of collective and social activities. Three examples are presented.
Keywords:Actor theory, Management systems
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G530 Systems Analysis and Design
N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:957
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:27 Sep 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:24

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