Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Astrid Selling Sjöberg , pp. 63. TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign, 2004.

The work

Författare / Author: Astrid Selling Sjöberg
Titel / Title: Willing Technology - Inheriting understanding and practice in an complex technological system of dialysis treatment
Abstrakt Abstract:

This thesis was originally motivated by a curiosity about how historicity and culture forms understanding in activities in a work situation. I wanted to gather and structure some thoughts about what happens when scientific, formally educated, knowledge, which dominates in a traditional desk learning situation, is facing knowledge which is learned through practice in real
work situations with complex technology.
These contradictions, I believe, must be something we all experience every day, more or less consciously. A study could perhaps be done at any kind of activity or work. I chose a dialysis department and the work of dialysis nurses as an example. This turned out to be a good choice, since these two perspectives of understanding becomes quite clear in a setting with new
technology, which, together with routines and treatment, is developing and changing constantly.
Patients, nurses, doctors, patient wards, dialysis machines, water cleansing system, and so forth create a complex system. It is not possible to analyse this system, or even create anything meaningful for it, unless bringing in a perspective of time and culture, into the discussion.
Historicity explains and forms work practice at the very same time, when the nurses have to create a standpoint and an understanding for the actions they have to take.
Creating meaningful design into complex environments is not helped by aiming for a total understanding of the whole system. Instead, agents that form the change of understanding, behaviour and action may work as keys into the creation of new design.

Ämnesord / Subject: Arbetsvetenskap - Human Work Science\General
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Effects on Society
Nyckelord / Keywords: interaction, agents, dialysis, historicity

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Människor Datateknik Arbetsliv/Human Work Science
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 12/03/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

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