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to the NASA-TLX homepage. NASA-TLX is a subjective workload assessment
tool. NASA-TLX allows users to perform subjective workload assessments
on operator(s) working with various human-machine systems. NASA-TLX
is a multi-dimensional rating procedure that derives an overall workload
score based on a weighted average of ratings on six subscales.
These subscales include Mental Demands, Physical Demands, Temporal Demands,
Own Performance, Effort and Frustration. It can be used to assess workload
in various human-machine environments such as aircraft cockpits, command,
control, and communication (C3) workstations; supervisory and process
control environments; simulations and laboratory tests.
NASA-TLX is available for download in two formats. It is available here
in its original paper and pencil format and as a fully automated computer
application. Data collection may be performed manually or through your
computer's keyboard or mouse. For a full review of the features and
functions of NASA-TLX, please consult the users' manuals available through
the tabs above.
Using the tools made available to you on this site, you will learn how
to use the NASA TLX tool. You will also have full access to all TLX-related
publications, which will allow you to see how the tool has been applied
in a variety of research applications. If you use the tool and would
like to add to our publications database, you will also be able to submit
your publication to the site.