Bill Papantoniou is researcher at the Ergonomics Unit of the National Technical University of Athens. He also teaches Ergonomics in the AKTO Industrial Design school and works in projects involving the support of human work (physical and cognitive).
Bill graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and specialized in Production Engineering. He then proceded in studying Ergonomics, focusing on the analysis and design of information systems supporting complex cognitive work which lead to a PhD in Cognitive Ergonomics from NTUA.
Anaesthesia is a complex task operating in an uncertain environment. Part of the problem is that many of the technologies developed to assist the anaesthesiologist hinder rather than help, because of increased complexity. We conducted an analysis of the domain in view of redesigning the anaesthesia chart as a digital artefact. We used an ethnographic approach that uncovered aspects of the anaesthesiologist's practice, as well as the fact that the chart was not used as a tool, because of its legal status.