David Abbink, Anne Arzburger, and Deborah Forster
Three of the authors offer perspectives on the project’s learnings. They begin with a 15-minute presentation designed to kickstart discussion threads about transdisciplinary practice with others. They approach this session as a knowledge mobilisation opportunity and a two-way learning conversation to deepen transdisciplinary approaches.
Excerpt from abstract
This paper aims to capture our learnings about content—the lived experience of oncology nurses and potential avenues for change on the work floor from an organisational, interaction design, worker, and robotics perspective—and about the process—barriers and enablers of transdisciplinary practices as reflected upon by the authors. We have come to understand this project as a meeting of two hierarchical systems of knowledge production: a TD System (an academic and innovation consortium of which the authors of this paper are part) and a convergence system (representing the commissioning organisation: academic hospital aimed at accelerating technological innovation in health). Both systems contain academic- and non-academic actors with specific knowledge, expertise, experiences, interests, and power dynamics, providing rich learnings and challenges within and across (sub)systems. We report on the project genesis, what content was learned from the four-phase methodology, and most importantly, what we learned about the process that can be taken into subsequent TD projects that aim to understand and shape the future of work—with and for workers.
#223 Anne Arzberger, Steffi Menten, Stephan Balvert, Tim Korteland, Cristina Zaga, Eva Verhoef, Deborah Forster and David Abbink
Barriers & Enablers to Trandisciplinarity in Practice: Emerging learnings from a pilot project exploring the potential for robotic capabilities to improve nursing work