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Technology in action

Author: Christian Heath; Paul Luff
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Learning in doing.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the way complex systems affect everyday work and interaction through video-based field studies looking at the introduction of basic information systems in general medical practice, news production, the control room of London Underground and computer aided design in architectural practice.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Heath, Christian, 1952-
Technology in action.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99029372
(OCoLC)41326739
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Heath; Paul Luff
ISBN: 9780511489839 0511489838 0511011296 9780511011290 0511152302 9780511152306 9780521560337 0521560330 9780521568692 0521568692 051117327X 9780511173271 9780511053436 0511053436 128041703X 9781280417030 9786610417032 6610417032
OCLC Number: 51202769
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 269 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Technology and social action; 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; 7 Reconfiguring the work space: media space and collaborative work; 8 Organisational interaction and technological design; References; Index.
Series Title: Learning in doing.
Responsibility: Christian Heath, Paul Luff.

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