Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Difference between task and activity

It may seem a subtle difference but I wanted to know what that difference was when I saw a project costed with two columns, 1 for task and 1 for activity. The best explanation comes from: http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic9495.html


generally, as I think, 'activity' has a wider sense.
Activity can consist of tasks.”


“It also may depend on the context field. This from psychological research:

"The distinction task vs. activity is particularly relevant to
task analysis and usability evaluation. A reliable measure
of the distance between what is prescribed (task) and what
is actually performed (activity) could lead to refinements
in the task model and (re)design decisions."”





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