Kristina Lauche

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In high-risk industries such as aviation, the skills not related directly to technical expertise, but crucial for maintaining safety (e.g. teamwork), have been categorized as non-technical skills. Recently, research in anaesthesia has identified and developed a taxonomy of the non-technical skills requisite for safety in the operating theatre. Although many(More)
BUILD-IT is a planning tool based on computer vision technology, supporting complex planning and composition tasks. A group of people, seated around a table, interact with objects in a virtual scene using real bricks. A plan view of the scene is projected onto the table, where object manipulation takes place. A perspective view is projected on the wall. The(More)
Activity theory is based on theconcept of tools mediating between subjects andobjects. In this theory, an individual'screative interaction with his or hersurroundings can result in the production oftools. When an individual's mental processesare exteriorized in the form of tools – termedobjectification – they become more accessibleto other people and are(More)
BUILD-IT is an up-and-running system putting at work highly intuitive, videobased interaction technology to support complex planning and configuration tasks. It makes state-of-the-art computing and visualisation available to all kinds of users, without requiring any special computer literacy. Based on real, tangible bricks as M. Fjeld, K. Lauche, S.(More)
Teams working on highly interdependent yet geographically distributed tasks need to closely coordinate their activities across distances. This field study in the upstream oil and gas industry illustrates that apart from geographical distribution, the onshore and offshore teams are confronted by considerable challenges due to asymmetries in tasks related,(More)
For highly interdependent yet location-specific tasks, distributed teams need to closely coordinate activities and processes. This field study in the upstream oil and gas industry focused on challenges in the coordination of highly interdependent tasks if teams work remotely on an ongoing basis. Based on 78 semi-structured interviews and observations over a(More)
Availability of real-time information from remote drilling operations means that onshore staff can provide more effective support and reduce non-productive time. This study focuses on the human factors implications of remote operations, which have been largely ignored so far. The job design in five onshore facilities was assessed in terms of (1) providing(More)
Workplace studies provide an important input to system development, yet there is no straightforward way of translating empirical results into requirements. This study contributes to the development of methods by reporting an activity theory based approach consisting of (i) field observations, (ii) modelling and (iii) a specific task analysis for system(More)
This paper shows some of the vital steps in the design process of a graspable groupware system. Activity theory is the theoretical foundation for our research. Our design philosophy is based on the tradition of Augmented Reality (AR), which enriches natural communication with virtual features. Another important part of our design philosophy is the use of(More)