What are Some Examples of Everyday Objects that Reduce Performance Load?

Week Three – Activity The first example of an everyday object that reduces the performance load is the very accessible laptop. (Figure 1) No matter the brand, each laptops function is to make the creating of documents and work easier, while allowing access to the internet. Prior to the design, individuals would have to use…

Psychology’s Role in Performance Load

Week Three – Question Three Studying psychology is essential when creating an effective visual design. The attributes of psychology within the design can help the designer connect with the goal and the target audience on a greater level. Using psychology is useful as every design has an underlining meaning or motive. Understanding the human psychology…

What is CHUNKING???

  Week 3 Question 2 The authors (Lidwell, Holden, & Butler, Performance Load, 2003) use the word “Chunking” as a possible solution to over worked performance loads. The term is defined as a strategy of breaking down large sums of information into smaller amounts that is structured systematically into collections. Using the chunking theory, it…

The Theory of Performance Load

Week Three – Question One : This expositive extract by (Lidwell, Holden, & Butler, Performance Load, 2003) explores the ideas surrounding the theory of performance loads. Performance loads involves the mental and physical actions required to achieve the task convoluted. The theory is that if the performance load required is high there is weaker chance…