By Maria Bengtsson, Tomas Mullern, Anders Soderholm, Nils Wahlin
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Depending on the combination of the clear–ambiguous and complex– simple dimensions, we have deﬁned four diﬀerent types of time coordination situations following the discussion above. It should be noted, though, that this is only one step in our analysis of activities. In the next section we will discuss the space dimension and thus add space-related issues to the matrix. 2 distinguishes four activity types. ORGANIZING ACTIVITIES IN SPACE The concept of space is abstract, with no self-evident meaning.
In these cases, the activity itself is ambiguous and time dependencies have to be dealt with as an ongoing element of the activity. Similarly complex but less ambiguous are activities in which, for example, subsystems or parts of the overall sequence can be planned beforehand. An activity focused on the delivery of a technical system for telecommunication needs to be synchronized and sequenced in terms of technical performance of diﬀerent subsystems, available space in buildings, and interfaces between the delivered system and other communication systems.
Period of time that is hard to plan beforehand in terms of an orderly sequence. Other examples of this kind are activities focused on community environment protection, development of medical drugs, etc. In these cases, the activity itself is ambiguous and time dependencies have to be dealt with as an ongoing element of the activity. Similarly complex but less ambiguous are activities in which, for example, subsystems or parts of the overall sequence can be planned beforehand. An activity focused on the delivery of a technical system for telecommunication needs to be synchronized and sequenced in terms of technical performance of diﬀerent subsystems, available space in buildings, and interfaces between the delivered system and other communication systems.