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Title: Investigating the ergonomics of the technologized translation workplace
Authors : Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
Hunziker Heeb, Andrea
Published in : Reembedding Translation Process Research
Pages : 69
Pages to: 88
Editors of the parent work: Muñoz Martín, Ricardo
Publisher / Ed. Institution : John Benjamins
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Amsterdam
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Series : Benjamins translation library
Series volume: 128
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Translation; ErgoTrans; Cognition; Ergonomics
Subject (DDC) : 418.02: Translating and interpreting
620: Engineering
Abstract: The modern translation workplace is characterized by intensive human-computer interaction and heavy use of language technology. In such settings, translators are subject to temporal and spatial constraints that can be mitigated or accentuated by good and poor ergonomic design, respectively. In the research reported here, an ergonomic framework encompassing physical, cognitive, and organizational aspects of the workplace has been used to gain insights into the situated activity of translation. The multi-method approach includes screen and video recordings, interviews, and ergonomic assessments at the workplace. The results of a case from our corpus reported here suggest that apparently minor disturbances can have a negative effect on the efficiency of the translation process and potentially impact job satisfaction and even health.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
Publication type: Book Part
DOI : 10.1075/btl.128
ISBN: 978-90-272-5874-8
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Cognitive and Physical Ergonomics of Translation
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