Search Swinburne Research Bank
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/2401
- Cognitive analysis of collaboration as an activity
- Dunstall, S.; Higgins, P.; Nezamirad, K.
- When multiple distributed parties work together and coordinate activities towards a common purpose, they have common plans, tasks and goals, while they do not share individual tasks, goals and domain expertise. Hence, they need to cooperate to organise individual activities in a way so that individual as well as common goals are achieved. Therefore, all the activities must be harmonised in a holistic framework of true collaborative state. Using observations of a case study in project planning and scheduling, analysis of this collaboration is classified into three levels of organisational, collective and individual. The focus of this paper is on interconnecting the second and the third levels. While a cognitive approach is applied to explore human interaction in decision-making, the relationship between individual and group praxis is studied using the concepts of Activity Theory (AT). In fact, collaborative scenarios are where we need to use both viewpoints for a smooth movement between the layers of studying joint activities. This framework can be used to support collaborative work.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics, Chania, Greece, 29 September - 01 October 2005, pp. 131-138
- Publication year
- European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics
- 960 254 656 5
- Publisher URL
- Peer reviewed