This paper outlines an empirical method to analyze human communication in the context of a cardiac Operating Room (OR) and derive design requirements for a team-oriented information display. Its first phase was to identify and categorize shared information within teamwork. The subsequent analysis of the shared information included aggregating shared information instances into unique items, and then scoping and generating the display requirements. The analysis resulted in 52 unique shared information items out of 845 information sharing instances. These unique information items were considered as the requirements for a cardiac OR team-oriented display. While the method was implemented on operating room teamwork, it can be generalized to a variety of domains with a need for a team-oriented display.

53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009
Department of Psychology

Parush, A, Momtahan, K. (Kathryn), Foster-Hunt, T. (Tara), Kramer, C. (Chelsea), Hunter, A. (Aren), & Nathan, H. (Howard). (2009). A communication analysis methodology for developing a cardiac operating room team-oriented display. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 728–732).