Updated February 2016
Activity modalities
Activity Domain Theory
Business processes
Circuits and Systems
Design science
Enterprise Systems
Enterprise Architectures
Information Systems
Knowledge Integration
Project Management
System Development
My entire research endeavor is based on a very simple idea: we are born with certain requisite neurobiological capacities for coordinating actions. These capacities are translated into neurobiological abilities depending on which coordinative situations we encounter during our life-span; be that coordinating the making of a cup of coffee or participating in coordinating large system development project.

The neurobiological capacities is called the activity modalities:
objectivating contextualizing, spatializing, temporalizing, stabilizing, and transitional (re-focusing attention). What we experience through various sensory modalities (vision, hearing, smelling, touching, tasting) is integrated into actions characterized by the activity modalities. This ability has been acquired during the evolution of mankind over millions of years. The idea of the activity modalities emerged during my many years of working with coordinating the development of complex telecommunication systems.

The activity modality perspective brings with it a particular view of socially organized activity (communities, practices, workpractices, work systems, and the like) which I call
activity domains.

The activity modality construct has turned out to be a powerful "lens" for inquiries into a number of areas, see the topic list to the left. Under each heading, my contibutions are available. Most of them can be downloaded in Post-Print form, i.e., the final version before publishing.


Updated March 26, 2006
Is a researcher and consultant
Has been working more than 30 years in the telecom industry (Ericsson)
Got his PhD in 2003 on the dissertation "A Framework for Complex Systems' Coordination"
Became an Associate Professor (docent) in 2007
Lars Taxén, Associate Professor