During the latest decade analyses of accidents invariably have pointed to the role of human error and it is often stated that 80-90 % of all accidents are caused by human error. Consequently, considerable resources have been spent on human error research. The concept of human error is,however, very elusive. At a closer look, the frequent allocation of accidental causes to human error appears to rather subjective. This is a simple reflection of the nature of causal analysis. The lecture will present a discussion of the cognitive aspects of errors and the close relationship with human learning and adaptation are discussed. Errors are the reflection of normally very effective cognitive mechanisms in a particular context. Based on this position, some directions for design of error tolerant systems will be presented.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Nordic Risk Conference" The Human Factor"|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
|Event||Nordisk Riskkonference '95 för näringslivet - Lund, Sweden|
Duration: 1 Jun 1995 → …
|Conference||Nordisk Riskkonference '95 för näringslivet|
|Period||01/06/1995 → …|