Colleen was my very first postdoc. She helped me understand the data I had collected on the bridge of navy ships. She went to sea herself on the USS Denver and made valuable additional observations. We wrote a paper together (Seifert CM & E Hutchins. Error as opportunity: Learning in a cooperative task. Human Computer Interaction, 7:409-435, 1992.)
Professor of Psychology
Univeristy of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Brian was a graduate student in UCSD's Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science. His home department was Anthropology. Like me, Brian was an anthropologist with computer programming skills. I helped to supervise Brian's dissertation. When he had completed his Ph.D. I hired him as a postdoc.
Dissertation Title: Fishing for cognition : an ethnography of fishing practice in a community on the west coast of Sweden. Published 1994
Medical Informatics Investigator,
Kaiser-Permanente Center for Health Research,
Holder, Barbara E.
Barbara completed her Ph.D. dissertation under my supervision. I hired her as a postdoc on my NASA grant studying aviation automation safety. Barbara was a perfect choice for this work, having done a dissertation on flight training, and being a pilot herself. She now supervises my work on our Boeing funded research on flight operations at airlines outside the US.
Dissertation Title: Cognition in flight : understanding cockpits as cognitive systems. Published 1999
Technology Fellow, Honeywell | Aerospace
Saeko came to our lab with a Ph.D. in informatics from Kyoto University. When the Boeing project started up, our first study targets were airlines in Japan. Saeko joined our team where she made critical contributions. It is no exaggeration to say that we could not have done the work in Japan (and in the flight decks of Japanese airliners) without her. She has also conducted field work for this project in New Zealand and in the US.