A taxonomy of independent variables affecting human performance

Valerie J. Gawron, Colin G. Drury, Sara J. Czaja, Dawn M. Wilkins

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As part of an ongoing program to develop a Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) system for human factors engineers, a Human Performance Expert System, Human, was designed. The system contains a taxonomy of independent variables which affect human performance. This taxonomy was developed in a three-step process: (1) review existing taxonomies; (2) add independent variables used in Human; and (3) remove redundancy and ambiguity. This process and the resultant taxonomy are described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-671
Number of pages29
JournalInternational Journal of Man-Machine Studies
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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