Models and Theories in Human-Computer Interaction/Intertwined Systems

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Human computer interactive tools like Wikibooks is an empowering platform allowing individual input enabling greater contribution to a body of knowledge that might not have been available otherwise. The personal contribution provides ownership in the subject matter and positive stress to provide a quality contribution increasing the value of the collective product.

The Activity Theory supports contributing to a collective endeavor, which is represented by Leontiev’s embedded triangles: Subject-Object-Community and Instruments-Rules-Division of Labor. Computer collaborative platforms provide opportunities for individual people to contribute in an endeavor resulting in the advancement of every conceivable subject.