An Interaction-based Approach for Structuring Coordination Activities
2002 (English)In: Proceedings of the First IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI’02), 2002, 270-279 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this contribution we present a theoretical approach which has been utilized to inform the coordination of the development of complex systems. Coordination is regarded a form of human activity in which individual and social aspects as well as technical ones need to be considered. We analyze human activity from an interaction point of view in which various types of signs mediate the relation between individual cognition and phenomena in the environment. The sign-mediated interaction is apprehended as having a connectional, conceptual and linguistic facet. From a cognitive and semiotic analysis of these facets, we conjecture that the following constituents are fundamental for human activity: intersubjectivity, experiential learning, contextuality, spatiality, temporality, stabilizing core and tool usage. These constituents are employed in structuring human activity from a coordination point of view as activity domains. A framework for articulating activity domains is described. This framework, which includes information system support, currently used to coordinate the software integration of the 3:rd generation mobile systems at the Ericsson company. We report on some result from this usage. The results indicate that the theoretical approach is relevant for practical purposes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. 270-279 p.
Coordination, development of complex systems, semiotics, activity modalities, 3:rd generation mobile systems. Ericsson, telecom
Information Systems, Social aspects
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111358DOI: 10.1109/COGINF.2002.1039307ISBN: 0-7695-1724-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-111358DiVA: diva2:755630
First IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics, 19-20 August 2002, Calgary, Canada