Background on action analysis/design

Task Analysis

Action Analysis, Categorization etc.

From Robotics

  • Action categorization from video sequences. Jean-Christophe Baillie and and Jean-Gabriel Ganascia

From Interaction Design

From Sound Studies
  • `New Tools' project, presented by Marco Susani and Mario Trimarchi at the Triennale di Milano, 1992. The New Tools are concepts for small electric appliances of the future, for the kitchen and the table. They are based on the idea that the `machines' used in the kitchen must be more congruent with the culture of cuisine and gastronomy, and with our behaviour in the kitchen. They are designed like the kitchen equipment of old, without the usual disturbance caused by high-tech machinery. With solid-state components and mechanics, they are quiet and gentle. Their interface is natural, and they are not tied down to an external source of energy. They are infinitely far removed from the `white plastic look' we are so familiar with.

Action other
  • A. I. Melden, Free Action, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1961
  • Arthur Danto, "Basic Actions," American Philosophical Quarterly, (1965): 141-48,
  • Frederick Stoutland, “Basic Actions and Causality,” The Journal of philosophy, LXV (August 22, 1968), pp. 467475
  • Myles Brand, “Danto on Basic Actions,” Nous, 2 (1968), pp. 187-190.
  • Arthur Danto, “What We Can Do,” The Journal of Philosophy, LX (July 18,1963), pp. 435445
  • Richard Taylor, Action and Purpose (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1966), pp. 117-1 19.
  • Brian O’Shaughnessy, “Observation and the Will,” The Journal of Philosophy, 60 (July 4, 1963), pp. 367-392
  • Jack Meiland in “Are There Unintentional Actions?” Philosophical Review, 72 (1963), pp. 377-381
  • G. N. A. Vesey “Conditioning and Learning",