Research on Work and Technology at ITAS-KIT

Current works on work and technology focus on the functional character of technology from at least three analytical perspectives: (a) technology as a substitution for work, (b) technology as an objectification of work, and (c) technology as a socialization of work. Singular aspects of technologies in the work process which bring about new developments (e.g. to new technologies in health care) can be examined in the framework of technology assessment. The technological impacts of these developments in turn are integrated into a conceptual re-evaluation of the relationship between work and technology.

Research team: Bettina-J. Krings (coord.), António moniz and Linda Nierling