Today Ida Lösher defended her PhD with the title “Aiming at Moving Targets: Applying Cognitive Work Analysis to Work Domains in Transition”. You find the PhD thesis here. It is a recommended read! The PhD included seven papers, and the opponent started by presenting her work and her contributions. Overall Ida has done very impressive work, and there is much to learn from reading her work.
These papers are a part of the thesis:
I:a Bodin, I., & Krupenia, S. (2016) Activity Prioritization to Focus the Control Task Analysis. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 10 (1), 91-104.
I:b Bodin, I., & Krupenia, S. (2016) Rebuttal to Burns and Naikar. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 10 (1), 109-110.
II Löscher, I., Axelsson, A., Vännström, J. & Jansson, A. (2018). Eliciting strategies in revolutionary design: Exploring the hypothesis of predefined strategy categories. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 19 (1), 101-117.
III Bodin, I., Fröjd, C., & Jansson, A. (2016). Work domain analysis of an intensive care unit: An abstraction hierarchy based on a bed-side approach. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter 2015 Annual Conference. ISSN 2333-4959 (online). Available from http://hfes-europe.org
IV Carlson, S., Löscher, I., Lind, T. & Fröjd, C. Using Cognitive Work Analysis to Model the Impact of Digitalization on Intensive Care Nursing. Submitted for journal publication.
V Bodin, I., & Krupenia, S. (2015) Supporting Industrial Uptake of Cognitive Work Analysis. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 59(1), 170–174.
VI Löscher, I. & Lind, T. (2019) Visualizing Purpose and Functionality Overlaps of Health IT Systems using an Abstraction Hierarchy. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 63(1), 317–321.
VII Löscher, I. & Lind, T. Cognitive Work Analysis to support development of health IT in a complex organization. Submitted for journal publication.
One of the areas that Ida has been looking into is the strategies analysis asking the question: “How can we understand strategies on systems that don’t exist yet?”. She has been doing work in two domains, and her work is based on Cognitive Work Analysis.
Overall the Phd defence was constructive and interesting, and the room was full of interested people.
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