Lars Oestreicher is a researcher in Human-Computer Interaction/Disability research at Uppsala University. He has a background in Computer Science, with Psychology, Linguistics and Social Science as specialisation.

How to separate the trees from the forest – The workplace as a Swiss army knife

Continuing on the “forests and trees” metaphor from a previous post we will now see what happens when you try to separate the trees from each other. So, let us start with one single tree (or task). One tree does not make a forest, but it can very easily be distinguished as a tree of a certain kind. A Pine tree has long needles; A fir tree has short needles. And a tree without needles is a leafy tree (unless it is a Gingko tree, but that is another story). However, once there are more trees in a lump, the categorisation becomes more difficult.

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