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Publications

This page lists articles, presentations and other resources relevant to the pages on this site. Most are available for free download under a Creative Commons licence.

Articles
2012 Bedny, G. Z., & Harris, S. R. (In Press). Safety and reliability analysis methods based on systemic-structural activity theory. Submitted 11/2012 to Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O, Journal of Risk and Reliability.
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Harris, S. R. (2012). Pushing the Boundaries: The Earth System in the Anthropocene. A Schumacher Institute Report. Bristol: SISS. download

Harris, S. R. (2012). Nuclear Energy: One strand of hope for environmental and social justice on a crowded planet? A Schumacher Institute Challenge Paper. Bristol: The Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems. download
2010
Gold, G and Harris, S. R. (2010) Review of Paul Burkett, Marxism and ecological economics. In the Marx & Philosophy Review of Books (June 2010). download

Harris, S. R. (2010). Economic Growth Drives Global Warming. GloballySusDCymru, May 2010, 13-14. download

Harris, S. R. (2010). Science Shops Wales: Democratising Knowledge. Agenda: The IWA Journal (Spring 2010): 60-61. download

Harris, S. R. (2010). People, Power, Politics and Peak Oil. Celyn (May 2010): . download
2009
Harris, S. R. (2009) ‘We must rely on science rather than wishful thinking if we are to build a sustainable Welsh economy’, in N. Ingham (ed.), Defining a Sustainable Economic Future for Wales (pp. 24-5). Cardiff: Cynnal Cymru. download

Harris, S. R. (2009) ‘Science Shops Wales: Welsh Higher Education Institutions and the Sustainable Wales Agenda’, Welsh Economic Review 20/5: 32-34. download
2008 Bedny, G. Z., & Harris, S. R. (2008). "Working sphere/engagement" and the concept of task in activity theory. Interacting with Computers, 20(2), 251-255. download

Harris S. R, and Thiessen, C. (2008) Experiments in Total Engagement: Science-Society Interactions in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–66. In Bell A, Davies SR, and Mellor F. 2008. Science and its Publics: Following Scientists into Popular Culture (pp. 37-56). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN: 1-84718-588-6.
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2007
Harris S. R (2007) Supporting Learning-in-Use: Some Applications of Activity Theory to the Analysis and Design of ICT-Enabled Collaborative Work and Learning. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Pontypridd: University of Glamorgan. download
2006
Chainova, L., Yakovetc, D., Harris, S. R., & Kwon, Y.-G. (2006). Analysis of students' functional state during computer training. In R. N. Pikaar & E. A. P. Koningsveld & P. J. M. Settels (Eds.), IEA 2006: Meeting Diversity in Ergonomics. Proc. of the 16th World Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISSN: 0003-6870. download

Bedny, G. Z., & Harris, S. R. (2006). Triadic Schema of Activity (pp. 38-41); Structure of the Production Process (pp. 55-56); Structure of the Operational-Monitoring Process (pp. 57-59); Classification of Work Processes (pp. 59-61). All in Bedny, G. Z., Karwowski, W., A Systemic-Structural Theory of Activity: Applications to Human Performance and Work Design. Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 0849397642.

Brake, M., Griffiths , M., Hook, N. & Harris, S. R. (2006). Alien Worlds: Astrobiology and Public Outreach. The International Journal of Astrobiology, Volume 5: 319-324. download
2005
Bedny, G. Z. & Harris, S. R. (2005). The Systemic-Structural Theory of Activity: Applications to the Study of Human Work. Mind, Culture and Activity, 12(2), 128–147. ISSN: 1074–9039. download

Harris, S. R., & Shelswell, N. (2005). Beyond Communities of Practice in Adult Basic Education. In D. Barton & K. Tusting (Eds.), Beyond Communities of Practice: Language, Power and Social Context (pp. 158–179). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521544920. download

Harris, S. R. (2005). Investigating Interaction Breakdown: A Systemic-Structural Activity Approach to the Analysis of HCI Field Data. In M. J. Smith & G. Salvendy (Eds.), HCII 2005: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. ISBN: 0805858075. download

Harris, S. R., & Reddy, M. (2005). Evaluating the Usability of Visual Programming Environments for Educational Robotics: An Activity Walkthrough Approach. In M. J. Smith & G. Salvendy (Eds.), HCII 2005: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. ISBN: 0805858075. download

Harris, S. R. (2005). Integrating ICT, Literacy and Numeracy: CyberLab. Numeracy Briefing, 1(3), 18-19. ISSN: 1742-5891. download

Harris, S. R. (2005). Systemic-Structural Activity Analysis of HCI Video Data. In O. W. Bertelsen & M. Korpela & A. Mursu (Eds.), Proceedings of ATIT04: 1st International Workshop on Activity Theory Based Practical Methods for IT-Design, September 2-3, 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark (pp. 48-63). Aarhus: DAIMI. Report No. PB-574 download
2004
Harris, S. R. (2004). Morphological Analysis of HCI Video Data Using Activity Theory. In A. Dearden & L. Watts (Eds.), Proceedings of HCI2004: Design for Life (Vol. II, pp. 41-44). Bristol: Research Press International. ISBN: 1897851138. download
2003
Harris, S. R. (2003). Motivation, Participation and Co-location: Key aspects of Technology-based learning in Adult Basic Education. Wales: University of Glamorgan. CASE Technical Report CTR0041. download
2002
Harris, S. R. (2002). PD in Ponty: Design-by-Doing in Adult Basic Education. In T. Binder, J. Gregory & I. Wagner (Eds.), PDC 02 Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference (pp. 278-283). Malmö, Sweden: CPSR. ISBN: 0996781821. download
2001 Harris, S. R. (2001). Conflicts in User Perception and Design Representation as Causes of Interaction Breakdown, Proceedings of the First Annual Doctoral Seminar, University of Glamorgan (pp. 14-15). Wales: Pont Dysgu/Learning Bridge.

Harris, S. R., & Shelswell, N. (2001). Building bridges across the digital divide: supporting the development of technological fluency by Adult Basic Education learners. In A. Mason (Ed.), Proc. FACE Annual Conference 2001 (pp. 42-51). Southampton: FACE. ISBN: 1860433308. download


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Selected Presentations
2010
'Pushing the Boundaries - Scientific Assessments of Human Impacts on the Earth System'. Guest lecture, MSc Community Regeneration, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK. December 14th 2011.
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'Common Wealth in Wales’ – Workers Education Association ‘Issues of our Time’ Lecture, Torfaen Peoples’ Centre, Pontypool, UK. April 22nd 2010. download

The Science Shops Model’ – ESRC Social Science Exchange (Wales), ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society, Cardiff University, UK. March 30th 2010. download

Climate Change and the Earth System Crisis’ – Green Futures Programme, Bron Afon Housing Association, Cwmbran, UK. February 15th 2010. download
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