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Technology in action

Author: Christian Heath; Paul Luff
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Learning in doing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Heath; Paul Luff
ISBN: 0521560330 9780521560337 0521568692 9780521568692
OCLC Number: 222644978
Description: xv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Technology and social action: computers and situated conduct; 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.
Series Title: Learning in doing.
Responsibility: Christian Heath, Paul Luff.
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