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Dourish, P. (2004) Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction. Chapter 3. Social Computing. pp 55-97.

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The third chapter of the book focuses on the second basis for embodied interaction approach/paradigm, i.e. social computing. By social computing Dourish means “the application of sociological understanding to the design of interactive systems”. Sociology is a broad field. Thus … Continue reading

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Button, G. (1993) The Curious Case of The Vanishing Technology. In Technology in Working Order: Studies of Work, Interaction, and Technology, Graham Button (ed), Routledge, London, pp 10-28.

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Button’s article is about probems in sociological research in studying technology. The main argument is that too often and too easily a study about technology turns out to be a study about a social phenomenon on a technology platform. Button … Continue reading

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