Saturday, 14 December 2013

WOMBAT - Work Observation Method By Activity Timing

Coming back closer to home geographically, WOMBAT - Work Observation Method By Activity Timing is another UNSW research project, this time round out of the Faculty of Medicine:

“The WOMBAT technique was developed to undertake direct observational studies of health professionals using a handheld computer tool, allowing observers to capture multi-dimensional aspects of work and communication patterns. WOMBAT automatically captures all time data related to tasks, as well as detailing interruptions to work and multi-tasking.”

The link between WOMBAT and its underlying meaning is clearly just the Australian connection, so I think that it only merits a post hoc classification. It probably has the cutest acronym logo to date, though!

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