Approaches to Mental Workload

  • William B. Rouse
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 8)


There appear to be two main reasons for being interested in human workload. The first reason concerns the impact of workload on human performance. This concern reflects the system design point of view where human performance is an important factor in system performance. The second motivation for being interested in human workload concerns task design and job satisfaction. This consideration emphasizes the fact that humans have interests beyond optimization of traditional indices of system performance.


Linear Dynamic System Mental Workload Workload Measure Information Theory Approach Composite Definition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William B. Rouse
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  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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