Development and Application of the Hybrid Space App for Measuring Cognitive Focus in Hybrid Contexts

  • Øyvind JøsokEmail author
  • Mathias Hedberg
  • Benjamin J. Knox
  • Kirsi Helkala
  • Stefan Sütterlin
  • Ricardo G. Lugo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10915)


Insight into skills that can support agile cognitive maneuver in complex digitized contexts is necessary for improved understanding of human behaviour in contemporary society. A more digitally enabled professional life, encompassing new tools to augment reality, requires we seek further knowledge concerning which competencies make humans operate more efficiently. The Hybrid Space app was developed for collecting and analysing individual cognitive focus when engaging in hybrid contexts. This paper includes an introduction to how cognitive focus can be operationalized in The Hybrid Space conceptual framework for research purposes. It explains the development of the data collection software, The Hybrid Space app, and presents examples of data collected during a four-day cyber defence exercise at the Norwegian Cyber Defence Academy. The Hybrid Space app demonstrated ease of use for real-time analysis opportunities, as well as a reliable data collection, computation and visualization tool.


Cyber Software Human computer interaction Cognitive agility Socio-technical system Hybrid space Human factors Augmented cognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Øyvind Jøsok
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mathias Hedberg
    • 1
  • Benjamin J. Knox
    • 1
    • 5
  • Kirsi Helkala
    • 1
  • Stefan Sütterlin
    • 3
    • 4
  • Ricardo G. Lugo
    • 2
  1. 1.Norwegian Defence Cyber AcademyNorwegian Defence University CollegeLillehammerNorway
  2. 2.Faculty of Social and Health SciencesInland Norway University of Applied SciencesLillehammerNorway
  3. 3.Faculty for Health and Welfare SciencesØstfold University CollegeFredrikstadNorway
  4. 4.CHTD Research Group, Division of Clinical NeuroscienceOslo University HospitalOsloNorway
  5. 5.Department of Information Security and Communication TechnologyNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyGjøvikNorway

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