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Human Factors 101 - Making it easy for Homer to do the right thing.

Human factors and Homer Simpson

What is human factors? Do you have difficulty explaining the topic to others? And what value does human factors add?

This post examines the factors that might influence a control room operator’s behaviour (Homer Simpson) and how we might improve his human reliability.

These ‘Performance Influencing Factors’ are key to optimising human performance. The post provides a definition of human factors: “making it easy for Homer to do the right thing”.