Dipl.-Psych. Barbara-Ulrike Gross

Dipl.-Psych. Barbara-Ulrike Gross

Focus of work

  • Human machine interaction
  • Function allocation
  • Assistance systems
  • Competence and development of skills
  • Work and organisational structuring

Career progression

  • Since 11/2004
    PhD student and scholarship holder at the research training group prometei (Prospective Design of Human-Technology-Interaction) of the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" (German Research Foundation)
  • 10/1999-10/2004
    Degree in psychology at the Humboldt University Berlin
    Main subject: industrial and organisational psychology, engineering psychology and human factors
    Minor subject: adult pedagogy
    Topic of the diploma thesis: Determination of Degrees of Difficulty in an Experimental Environment
  • Since 06/2004
    Contribution to the project ATEO, which deals with the allocation of functions between man and machine and division of labour between developer and operator, research input to the research training group prometei through the Chair of Engineering Psychology and Human Factors at the Institute of Psychology, HU Berlin
  • 4/2003 - 12/2004
    Student research assistant at the project H-A-M-L-E-T, Chair for Systematic Didactics and Academic Research, Faculty of Philosophy IV, HU Berlin
  • 03/2003-07/2003
    Contribution to a study on the capture of users' expectations of future mobile technologies as part of a internship at the artop-institute at the HU Berlin
  • 09/2002-01/2002
    Internship in the personnel department at Allianz AG, Berlin: supporting seminars for the development of personal leadership skills and for the recruitment of senior workforce
  • 02/2002-04/2002
    Contribution to the research project HBSQ of the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the Robert-Koch-Institute in Berlin
  • 04/2001-07/2002
    Collaboration to the development, implementation and interpretation of the evaluation of study conditions at the Institute of Psychology of the HU Berlin

Skills

  • Psychological research methods
  • Methods of project work
  • Formation as a trainer and consulter: main focuses being project management, communication processes in complex situations as well as formation of senior workforce

Publications

  • Gross, B. (accepted). Introducing uncertainty in simulated process control by a socially augmented microworld - the role of humans as part of the process. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Annual Meeting, 24-26. Oktober in Braunschweig, Germany.
  • Gross, B. (2007). Die belebte Mikrowelt SAM ? Umsetzung des Forschungsansatzes. Tagungsband der 5. Fachgruppentagung Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie der DGPs, 9.-21. September 2007 in Trier.
  • Gross, B. & Nachtwei, J. (2007). How to develop and use assistance systems efficiently - Using the microworld as a method to acquire knowledge for developers and operators. In D. de Waard, B. Hockey, P. Nickel, and K. Brookhuis (Eds.), Human Factors Issues in Complex System Performance (pp. 345-350). Maastricht, the Netherlands: Shaker Publishing.
  • Gross, B. (2006). Die Belebung einer Mikrowelt - Ein Untersuchungsansatz zum Erkenntnisgewinn über komplexe Systeme. Tagungsband des 45. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, 17.-21. September 2006 in Nürnberg.
  • Gross, B. & Nachtwei, J. (2006). Assistenzsysteme effizient entwickeln und nutzen - Die Mikrowelt als Methode zur Wissensakquisition für Entwickler und Operateure. In M. Grandt & A. Bauch (Hrsg.), Cognitive Systems Engineering in der Fahrzeug- und Prozessführung. Bonn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DGLR Bericht 2006-02/07).
  • Gross, B. (2006). Mikrowelten in Squeak. In A.M. Heinecke & H. Paul (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2006. Workshop-Beiträge zur sechsten fachübergreifenden Konferenz (S. 59-64). München: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag.
  • Gross, B. (2005). Operationalisierung von Komplexität im Experiment. In L. Urbas & C. Steffens (Hrsg.), Zustandserkennung und Systemgestaltung. 6. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme, 13. bis 15. Oktober 2005 (S. 211-214). Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag (Fortschrittberichte, Reihe 22, Nr. 22).
  • Krinner, C. & Gross, B. (2005). Arbeitsteilung zwischen Entwicklern und Operateuren von Mensch-Maschine-Systemen - eine neue Perspektive auf Funktionsteilung in Mensch-Maschine-Systemen. Forschungsbericht des Zentrums für Mensch-Maschine-Systeme zur Frühjahrsschule 17.-19. März 2005.