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Revisiting activity theory within the Internet of Things

Revisiting activity theory within the Internet of Things
Revisiting activity theory within the Internet of Things
With the emergence of the Internet of Things, interactions between humans and machines and indeed amongst machines themselves can be better understood using Leontiev's activity theory. This theory has been relevant to Human-Computer Interaction research for some time, but this paper revisits the underlying concepts with a particular emphasis on the Internet of Things. Newer approaches may be more appropriate to represent complex activities within their wider context, as opposed to the traditional (and limited) view of mediated activities at an individual level.
activity theory, internet of things, context of an activity
Wilde, Adriana
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Zaluska, Ed
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Wilde, Adriana
37ee0dec-a07f-4177-b291-96037fe48e14
Zaluska, Ed
43f6a989-9542-497e-bc9d-fe20f03cad35

Wilde, Adriana and Zaluska, Ed (2013) Revisiting activity theory within the Internet of Things. 1st International Workshop on Internet Science and Web Science Synergies, Co-located with the ACM Web Science Conference 2013, France. 01 May 2013. 6 pp .

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With the emergence of the Internet of Things, interactions between humans and machines and indeed amongst machines themselves can be better understood using Leontiev's activity theory. This theory has been relevant to Human-Computer Interaction research for some time, but this paper revisits the underlying concepts with a particular emphasis on the Internet of Things. Newer approaches may be more appropriate to represent complex activities within their wider context, as opposed to the traditional (and limited) view of mediated activities at an individual level.

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Published date: 1 May 2013
Venue - Dates: 1st International Workshop on Internet Science and Web Science Synergies, Co-located with the ACM Web Science Conference 2013, France, 2013-05-01 - 2013-05-01
Keywords: activity theory, internet of things, context of an activity
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 352915
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/352915
PURE UUID: 8d455216-71dc-48c8-a7dc-f03d7b79774f
ORCID for Adriana Wilde: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1684-1539

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Date deposited: 28 May 2013 09:00
Last modified: 08 Jul 2020 00:35

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