Work With Computing Systems - WWCS


Flore Barcellini
Associate Professor in Ergonomics
Research Center on Work and Development
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
41, rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 10 78 51

Email: flore.barcellini (at)

Françoise Détienne
Research Professor at CNRS
CNRS -Telecom Paris Tech
Institut Interdisciplinaire de l’Innovation (I3) – UMR 9217
46 Rue Barrault 75634 Paris Cedex 13, France
Tel.: +33 1 45 81 83 18
Fax: +33 1 45 65 95 15

Email: francoise.detienne (at)


Contact Dr. Ellen Haas for more information or to join this Technical Committee

Mission and Strategy

Our mission is to advance ergonomic knowledge on how to design and evaluate effective and health-promoting computing systems to support the individual and cooperative work of humans in organizations. We consider all kinds of systems for stationary and mobile computing that are used in and across workplaces and at their boundaries (e.g. online communities of practices). Special attention is paid to developing innovative concepts and methods for the participatory ergonomic design of human-computer interactions and technologies for human mediation in co-located and distant settings. We strive to encourage the formulation of universal design principles for computing systems that are inherently accessible to people both with and without functional limitations. Based upon universal design principles, we encourage the development of individualized ergonomic solutions, taking particular care to integrate relevant cultural, gender and age aspects. We focus on practices that have been proven successful by research methodology and that have produced consistent ergonomic benefits for users. We strive to investigate methods that support cooperation and communication processes through technology mediation (e.g. multimodality, augmented reality, wiki technologies) and to promote the diversification of well-designed work with computing systems.

Our strategy is to organize and support collaborative events where researchers and practitioners can share their knowledge and experience on working with computing systems. These events will focus on:

  • User health, well-being and productivity with special reference to culture, gender and age aspects
  • Usability of workplace and mobile computing systems
  • Cognitive ergonomic design of information and communication technology at work
  • Ergonomic design of highly interactive multimodal user interfaces and platforms for online communities with special reference to physical and psychological wellbeing
  • Exploring the role of online communities in improving the flow of important work variables in workplace socialization and collaboration practices and in learning at work
  • Interaction between theory and practice



The Technical Committee is a peer group of researchers and practitioners without a hierarchical substructure.

2015 Annual Report for Work With Computing Systems – WWCS

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