Ole Broberg

Dept of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

September 2009 – December 2009. Working with Larry Leifer, Center for Design Research

My research focuses on design processes that develop new technologies in workplaces. Engineering design often lead to technology ‘scripts’ that are ineffective in supporting the work practices, or cause safety and health problems. To bridge the gap between scripts and user adoption requires rethinking the design process. An innovative workplace is a strategic element of the organization in which the interdependency between space, organization, technology, culture, and finance are in a dynamic relationship. The research seeks to develop a conceptual framework to study ways to organize collaborative design processes in which both user knowledge and safety and health knowledge are represented.