Cultivating and enriching a tool in use
Case 'Development Radar'
Hanna Toiviainen, Hannele Kerosuo
Published: September, 2009
Toiviainen, H. & Kerosuo, H. (2009). Cultivating and enriching a tool in use - Case 'Development Radar'. In L. Norros, H. Koskinen, L. Salo & P. Savioja (Eds), Proceedings of ECCE 2009 European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, VTT Symposium 258, p. 281-288.
This study is a continuation to the analysis, in which we looked into the co-configurative ways of designing the learning tool. After the successful implementation, how did the in-house developers perceive and modify the tool; did they manage to integrate it to their work and development practices by cultivating and enriching the tool in use?
In the activity-theoretical terms, by cultivation and enrichment a new tool creates new mediation of the work activity. Mediation, however, has multiple dimensions and meanings.
The analysis is based on the longitudinal study of the regional learning network and the discursive data gathered in its networkshops, which offers possibility to focus both on the collective and the individual actions of cultivating and enriching the radar tool.
Developmental work research (KTT), mediation, work life learning
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