Tag: Performance Influencing Factors

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.

Human factors and Homer Simpson

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

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