Publication statistics

Pub. period:1990-1994
Pub. count:4
Number of co-authors:3


Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:

Paul Luff:
Christian Heath:
Thomas P. Moran:



Productive colleagues

R. J. Anderson's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Thomas P. Moran:66
Christian Heath:45
Paul Luff:40

Upcoming Courses

go to course
Dynamic User Experience: Ajax Design and Usability
go to course
Gestalt Psychology and Web Design: The Ultimate Guide
92% booked. Starts in 3 days

Featured chapter

Marc Hassenzahl explains the fascinating concept of User Experience and Experience Design. Commentaries by Don Norman, Eric Reiss, Mark Blythe, and Whitney Hess

User Experience and Experience Design !


Our Latest Books

The Glossary of Human Computer Interaction
by Mads Soegaard and Rikke Friis Dam
start reading
The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. 2nd Edition
by Brian Whitworth and Adnan Ahmad
start reading
Gamification at Work: Designing Engaging Business Software
by Janaki Mythily Kumar and Mario Herger
start reading
The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities
by Brian Whitworth and Adnan Ahmad
start reading
The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed.
by Mads Soegaard and Rikke Friis Dam
start reading

R. J. Anderson


Publications by R. J. Anderson (bibliography)

 what's this?
Edit | Del

Anderson, R. J. (1994): Representations and Requirements: The Value of Ethnography in System Design. In Human-Computer Interaction, 9 (2) pp. 151-182.

For a number of reasons, systems designers have recently shown considerable interest in ethnography. For the most part, this has been used as a method for the specification of end-user requirements for systems. In this article, I argue that most of this interest is predicated in a misunderstanding of ethnography's role in social science. Instead of focusing on its analytic aspects, designers have defined it as a form of data collection. They have done this for very good, design-relevant reasons, but designers do not need ethnography to do what they wish to do. In the central part of this article, I introduce and illustrate an approach to analytic ethnography in human-computer interaction. In the latter sections I take this approach and show how it opens up the play of possibilities for design. These possibilities are illustrated by counterpoising a summary logic of organizational structure such as that associated with the calculus of efficiency and productivity with the local logics of daily organizational life.

© All rights reserved Anderson and/or Taylor and Francis

Edit | Del

Anderson, R. J., Heath, Christian, Luff, Paul and Moran, Thomas P. (1993): The Social and the Cognitive in Human-Computer Interaction. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 38 (6) pp. 999-1016.

Of late, designers of interactive systems and other exponents of HCI have expressed an increased interest in the contribution which Social Science might make to design. Using recent discussions of "distributed cognition" as our stalking horse, we show that a strategy of simple annexation or incorporation is unlikely to realize the value which the Social Sciences might contribute. Such value will not be derived by a "filling out" of design requirements through the addition of social dimensions to cognitive ones. Rather, it will take the form of a re-appraisal of deep-seated distinctions such as that between the social and the cognitive. In the context of some on-going work at EuroPARC, we examine the possibilities which this re-appraisal might offer. We conclude with a review of the implications of this kind of re-appraisal for the design of interactive systems.

© All rights reserved Anderson et al. and/or Academic Press

Edit | Del

Anderson, R. J. (1991): "Cognition in Practice," by Jean Lave;. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 35 (2) pp. 267-273.

Edit | Del

Moran, Thomas P. and Anderson, R. J. (1990): The Workaday World as a Paradigm for CSCW Design. In: Halasz, Frank (ed.) Proceedings of the 1990 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work October 07 - 10, 1990, Los Angeles, California, United States. pp. 381-393.

Add publication
Show list on your website

Join our community and advance:




Join our community!

Page Information

Page maintainer: The Editorial Team