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In this study, we argue that users participating in the design process will form the participation as a function of their professional role, but also as a function of their identity more or less independent from their role. In order to get the full potential of cooperative design the user identity in general and in this case their attitudes towards(More)
In this study we investigated safety-related usability issues of an advanced medical technology, a radiosurgery system. We were interested in which criteria are important for users when a system's usability and safety is to be improved. The data collection was based on interviews and observations at three different sites where the Leksell GammaKnife is(More)
This study investigates the use of 3D representation and haptic technology in radiosurgery. The users, experienced users of the Leksell GammaKnife, prefer the 3D representation for constructing a first draft of their plan for neurosurgical intervention. When it comes to the final adjustments, however, they still choose the traditional 2D representation and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate how the clinical use of visualization technology can be advanced by the application of a situated cognition perspective. METHODS AND MATERIALS The data were collected in the GammaKnife radiosurgery setting and analyzed using qualitative methods. Observations and in-depth interviews with neurosurgeons and(More)
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