Analysing Dynamic Work Systems using DynEAST: A Demonstration of Concept

Matthew Holman*, Guy H. Walker, Terry C. Lansdown

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The capability of current Ergonomics methods to capture dynamism is limited, stifling our understanding of work-as-done, distributed situational awareness and organisational drift. This paper provides a demonstration of concept of DynEAST; an extension of the EAST framework underpinned by principles from Dynamic Network Analysis, to capture elements of dynamism within work systems. The DynEAST concept is applied to a railway maintenance case study. Case study findings demonstrate how DynEAST outputs can be used to advance our understanding of the aforementioned phenomena and better equip practitioners for current and future Ergonomics challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-405
Number of pages29
Issue number3
Early online date20 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2023


  • Methods
  • complexity
  • dynamism
  • situational awareness
  • work as done

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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