Randall Whitaker’s Details

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Randall Whitaker

Randall Whitaker

Biographical Info: My academic training consists of a BA in anthropology / psychology, a BS and an MSc in computer science, a PhD in informatics, and substantial graduate work in cognitive psychology. I’m currently employed as a senior human factors analyst in the defense sector. My current professional foci are cognitive-based work analysis and designing individual and collaborative decision support tools. Certain elements of my approach / techniques served as the basis for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s ‘work-centered design’.

My relationship with cybernetics includes such elements as four decades of formal and informal studies, a doctoral dissertation grounded in Maturana and Varela’s theories, and a couple of decades’ effort invested in researching and popularizing their work specifically and second-order cybernetics generally. I’m a life member and former officer of the ASC.