Human factors and system designs involves the engineering and design of tools, furniture, machines, and systems that provide a productive, comfortable, and safe interaction between them and the human users. It is mostly applicable in the work places as workers use the facilities on a daily basis and this may have either positive or negative consequences on them. Cognitive ergonomics is a branch of Human factors that focusses on the interaction of the human mental process with various components in such as computers. It involves several mental practices such as memory, perception, reasoning, and motor response among others. In light of this, one of the major problems that arises in my daily work routine in the context of the cognitive ergonomics is the perception and attention span which will be discussed in this paper.
There are many factors that alter the perception as well as the attention span of workers in the office such as poor lighting, noise, and distractions from co-workers who engage in unnecessary rapports with others. Such conditions as poor visibility and noise reduce the workers ability to properly concentrate and undertake their duties which affects their working memory. All the same, this can be rectified by improving the lighting conditions in the office as well as installing noise reducing or control objects. This will improve the Also, all the machinery can be set in such a way that they emit the least amount of noise as possible.
To minimize the distractions from co-workers it would be necessary that some rules be put in place that restrict any chit chats among the workers which can be regulated in an authoritative manner. There should be consequences to the workers who do not adhere to this rule and the management should handle this.