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A method supporting complementary function allocation in automated work systems called KOMPASS will be presented. KOMPASS supports interdisciplinary design teams in deciding about function allocation in automated systems, taking into account the need for an integral consideration of people-related, technological and organizational factors in the design of(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the nature of tutor and student online communication and collaboration activities in a blended learning course. The hypothesis that these activities are related to student learning performance (exam results) was tested based on the number of messages posted, as well as the nature of these messages (type of content(More)
OBJECTIVE This field study aimed at examining the role of anesthesia teams' adaptive coordination in managing changing situational demands, such as in nonroutine events (NREs). BACKGROUND Medical teams' ability to adapt their teamwork (e.g., their coordination activities) to changing situational demands is crucial to team performance and, thus, to patient(More)
—Coordination in healthcare settings is a complex distributed process, mediated by a number of artifacts. We describe the coordination mechanisms in a surgical unit and identify the critical themes and structures of coordination that reveal the coordination needs of clinicians. Interestingly, we find that intra-team coordination works well despite the fact(More)