The technologization of modern workplaces has intensified the degree to which knowledge workers such as translators are involved with human-computer interaction (HCI). The effort that they must exert to produce quality work can be assumed to be related to the ergonomics of their workplace, which in turn can affect their health. This workshop will provide a forum for researchers from various disciplines to explore ways to evaluate how the cognitive effort involved in the complex task of mediating meaning between language systems (e.g. translation) can be affected by the tools, technology, physical setting, and organizational structures they are embedded in. These are assumed to differ considerably between the two participating countries, providing good test cases of the theoretical frameworks that the participants draw on (anticipated to include situated cognition, relevance theory, dynamic systems theory, actor network theory, and models of socio-technical systems). New methodological approaches are expected to emerge from the intensive interdisciplinary interactions in the context of the workshop and from the resulting publication.
Prof. Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow
Prof. Fabio Alves da Silva Junior