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DiCoT: a methodology for applying distributed cognition to the design of team working systems

Blandford, A; Furniss, D; (2006) DiCoT: a methodology for applying distributed cognition to the design of team working systems. In: Gilroy, S and Harrison, M, (eds.) (pp. 26 - 38). Springer Berlin: Heidelberg, Germany.

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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 team working systems
ISBN-13:978-3-540-34145-1
DOI:10.1007/11752707_3
Additional information:Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 1st Mar 2008
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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