Tag: memory

Working memory: A user’s guide

Memory - human factors

How do we “think”? And what’s the role of Working Memory in thinking?

Little has been written about Working Memory in relation to human performance in the workplace – and so in this article I introduce the concept of working memory, discuss why it’s important and provide some advice on managing it’s limitations.

Fatal distraction

Around the world, children die from hyperthermia every year after parents unintentionally left them in a hot vehicle, often for a full day. This article examines these tragedies from a human factors perspective, and provides some tips to prevent it happening to your family.

It also asks whether we can learn from these events to improve human performance in the workplace.