Erik Prytz

Erik Prytz

Researcher at SICS Swedish ICT

Linkoping, Sweden
Higher Education

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Erik Prytz's Summary

I am currently a research scientist at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) East. I also hold a position as lektor (senior lecturer, or associate professor) at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

I earned my PhD in Human Factors Psychology at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA in 2014. My adviser was Dr. Mark Scerbo.

My research for the past years has focused on the intersection of human factors and modeling and simulation. I also have an interest in man-machine interaction, stress, workload, and the performance of safety-critical systems. In addition to my PhD I have also completed a graduate certificate in modeling and simulation through the department of modeling, simulation, and visualization engineering at ODU.

Erik Prytz's Skills & Expertise

  1. Research Design
  2. Technical Writing
  3. Psychology
  4. Computer Science
  5. SPSS
  6. Software Design
  7. Human Factors
  8. AutoCAD
  9. Microsoft Office
  10. ActionScript
  11. Cognitive Science
  12. Ergonomics
  13. Statistics
  14. Academic Writing
  15. University Teaching
  16. CSE
  17. Risk Analysis
  18. Accident Investigation
  19. Patient Safety
  20. Medical Human Factors
  21. Cognitive Ergonomics
  22. Modeling
  23. Simulations
  24. Medical Device Design
  25. Python
  26. Research
  27. Science
  28. Task Analysis
  29. Experimental Design
  30. Qualitative Research
  31. Usability Testing
  32. Human Factors Engineering
  33. Cognitive Psychology
  34. Medical Devices
  35. Human Computer Interaction
  36. Ethnography
  37. Experimentation
  38. Survey Design
  39. Literature Reviews
  40. Artificial Intelligence
  41. User-centered Design
  42. Usability
  43. Cognition

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Erik Prytz's Education

Old Dominion University


Linköpings universitet


Mount Union College


Grade: 4.0

Erik Prytz's Experience


SICS Swedish ICT

March 2014Present (7 months) Linkoping, Sweden

Research Assistant

Old Dominion University

August 2011Present (3 years 2 months) Norfolk, VA

August 2010August 2011 (1 year 1 month)

Intern (MSc Thesis Research)


January 2010June 2010 (6 months)

Software developer

Santa Anna IT Research Institute

November 2008March 2009 (5 months)

Master Electrician

Mount Union College

August 2007May 2008 (10 months)

Support agent


June 2006August 2006 (3 months)

Erik Prytz's Publications

  • A Model for Evaluating Healthcare Simulation Systems

    • 2013 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care
    • 2013
    Authors: Erik Prytz

    Authors: Prytz, E., Montano, M., Kennedy, R., Anderson-Montoya, B., Scerbo, M., Parodi, A., & Armstrong, B.

  • Using A Spatial Task to Measure Laparoscopic Mental Workload: Initial Results

    • 13th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Health Care
    • January 26, 2013
    Authors: Erik Prytz

    Authors: Prytz, E., Montano, M., Kennedy, R., Scerbo, M., Britt, R., Davis, S., & Stefanidis, D.

  • Spatial judgments in the horizontal and vertical planes from different vantage points

    • Perception
    • 2012
    Authors: Erik Prytz, Mark W Scerbo
  • The Influence of Visual Aids on Detecting Early and Late Decelerations in Maternal-Fetal Heart Rate Patterns

    • Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
    • 2012
    Authors: Erik Prytz, Rebecca Kennedy, Brittany Anderson-Montoya, Mark Scerbo, Lee Belfore, Alfred Abuhamed, Suneet Chauhan, Stephen Davis

    Authors: Rebecca Kennedy, Brittany Anderson-Montoya, Mark Scerbo, Erik Prytz, Lee Belfore, Alfred Abuhamad, Suneet Chauhan, Stephen Davis

  • Using Fitts' Law for a 3D Pointing Task on a 2D Display: Effects of Depth and Vantage Point

    • Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
    • 2012
    Authors: Erik Prytz, Michael Montano, Mark W Scerbo
  • Dual Task Interference in Laparoscopic Psychomotor Performance: A Proposed Simulator Study

    • 2012 Student Capstone Conference
    • April 2012
    Authors: Erik Prytz
  • Team Cognition and Team Performance

    • 55th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
    • 2011
    Authors: Erik Prytz, Peter Berggren, Björn Johansson, Staffan Nählinder

    Authors: Berggren, Prytz, Johansson, & Nählinder.

  • Spatial Judgments from Different Vantage Points: A Different Perspective

    • 55th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
    • 2011
    Authors: Erik Prytz, Mark Scerbo, Rebecca Kennedy
  • Performance and Shared Understanding in Mixed C2-Systems

    • Linköping University Press
    • 2010
    Authors: Erik Prytz

    Masters thesis. Also published as a technical report at the Swedish Department of Defence Research Agency with authors Prytz, E., Berggren, P., Johansson, B.

  • The Importance of Eye-Contact for Collaboration in AR Systems

    • Ninth IEEE Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
    • 2010
  • Functional Modeling of Agile Command and Control

    • Proceedings of the 14th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium
    • 2009
    Authors: Erik Prytz, Rogier Woltjer, Kip Smith

    Authors: Woltjer, R., Prytz, E., & Smith, K.

    Abstract: A critical element to successful command and control (C2) is developing and updating an accurate and lucid model of the interdependencies between functional units, e.g., multiple platoons of artillery and tanks. Two of the challenges to this understanding are (1) the adoption of a detailed description of interdependency and the associated understanding of interdependent functions (Brehmer, 2007) and (2) the application of that description to both own and opponent forces’ opportunities and vulnerabilities to provide for agility (Alberts, 2007). This paper documents a straightforward approach to modeling functional interdependency that addresses these challenges. The Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM; Hollnagel, 2004) is shown to describe the C2 functions of the DOODA loop (Brehmer, 2007) and the tactical and operational functions of military activity. FRAM models are applied to own and opponent forces in a computer-based dynamic war-game (DKE) to reveal and characterize both agile and unsuccessful C2 practice.

  • InfoTouch: An Explorative Multi-Touch Visualization Interface for Tagged Photo Collections

    • Proceedings NordiCHI 2008
    • 2008
    Authors: Erik Prytz, Per Ola Kristensson, Olof Arnell, Anneli Björk, Nils Dahlbäck, Joakim Pennerup, Johan Wikman, Niclas Åström

    Authors: P O Kristensson, O Arnell, A Björk, N Dahlbäck, J Pennerup, E, Prytz, J Wikman, & N Åström.

    We report on a design exploration into how a large multi-touchtabletop display can be used for information visualization. Wedesigned an interface where users explored a tagged photocollection by bi-manual manipulation of the collections’ tagcloud. User feedback showed that despite the availability ofmulti-touch most of the actual interactions were single-touch.However, some particular natural actions, such as grabbing thetag cloud and partitioning it into two parts, were often carriedwith both hands. Thus our user study indicates that multi-touchcan act as a useful complementary interaction method ininformation visualization interfaces.

    See for a demonstration.

Erik Prytz's Courses

  • Linköpings universitet

    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Cognitive Neuropsychology
    • Linguistics
    • Programming (Python)
    • Philosophy of Mind
    • Cognition & Communication
    • Introduction to Cognitive Science
    • Computers in Linguistics
    • Empirical Methodology
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Usable Systems Design
    • Logic & Discrete Mathematics
    • Applied Cognitive Science
    • Language, Culture, and Cognition
    • Cognitive Systems Engineering I
    • Cognitive Systems Engineering II
    • Adv. Studies in Linguistics
    • Risk & Accident Analysis
    • Cognitive Science Seminar I
    • Decision Theory
    • Interaction Design: Theories & Methods
    • Quasi-experimental Design & Stat. Analysis
    • Cognitive Science, independent study
    • Cognitive Science II
  • Old Dominion University

    • Human Factors Psychology
    • Decision Making
    • Sensation & Perception
    • Statistics I
    • Statistics II
    • Modeling & Simulation Fundamentals I
    • Modeling & simulation Fundamentals II
    • Advanced Human Factors
    • Methods & Measures in Human Factors
    • Trends in Training: Modeling & Simulation
    • Ergonomics
    • Advanced Ergonomics
  • Independent Coursework

    • Flash for graphical design
    • Social software and web 2.0

Erik Prytz's Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

Best Presentation award in the Healthcare track at the Capstone Student Conference, Suffolk, VA, 2013
2nd place, Best Research Abstract award, 13th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL., 2013
Best Paper award in the Education & Training track at the Capstone Student Conference, Suffolk, VA, 2012
Patricia W. & J. Douglas Perry Fellowship, 2010-2012, ODU
Dean's List Mount Union College spring 2008, Dean's Scholarship Mount Union College 2007/2008

Erik Prytz's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Swedish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

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