This multi-disciplinary book develops three intertwined themes: the perspective of situated action from cognitive science, a model of social context as a framework for inspiring artifact use and starting from it, and the individual and organizational impact of the new electronic environments of communication. Using plenty of up-to-date references from different scientific disciplines such as HCI, computer-mediated communication, cognitive sciences, social psychology, cultural anthropology and research in decision making, the book challenges older models of communication as information transfer and discusses the new communication environments.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part One|37 pages
The ‘Situated Action’ Approach
part Two|27 pages
How a Shared Meaning is Developed
part Three|62 pages
New Environments of Cooperation and Communication