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DiCoT: A methodology for applying Distributed Cognition to the design of teamworking systems

Blandford, A; Furniss, D; (2006) DiCoT: A methodology for applying Distributed Cognition to the design of teamworking systems. In: Gilroy, SW and Harrison, MD, (eds.) INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS: DESIGN, SPECIFICATION, AND VERIFICATION. (pp. 26 - 38). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN Green open access

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Abstract

Distributed Cognition is growing in popularity as a way of reasoning about group working and the design of artefacts within work systems. DiCoT (Distributed Cognition for Teamwork) is a methodology and representational system we are developing to support distributed cognition analysis of small team working. It draws on ideas from Contextual Design, but re-orients them towards the principles that are central to Distributed Cognition. When used to reason about possible changes to the design of a system, it also draws on Claims Analysis to reason about the likely effects of changes from a Distributed Cognition perspective. The approach has been developed and tested within a large, busy ambulance control centre. It supports reasoning about both existing system design and possible future designs.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:DiCoT: A methodology for applying Distributed Cognition to the design of teamworking systems
Event:12th International Workshop on Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems
Location:Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGLAND
Dates:2005-07-13 - 2005-07-15
ISBN:3-540-34145-5
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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