May 8, 2017
How Amazing Your Brain is?
Play a game first:
Initially, you will have difficulty understanding the below as your brain is considering each word individually.
However, as you read on, your brain will begin to interpret the words correctly to form a complete sentence.
This is a good example to demonstrate how powerful a human brain is when it comes to message interpretation.
Poka-yoke to Eliminate Human Errors
Human errors are common in our daily life, e.g. misunderstanding, forgetfulness, inadvertence, etc. Poka-yoke (mistake-proofing) is a LEAN tool for defect elimination by preventing, correcting or drawing attention to human errors as they occur. Through poka-yoke, one can complete the process intuitively without experiences, knowledge nor paying additional attentions.
When applying poka-yoke, we may leverage the interpretation power of our brain. For example, to indicate the corresponding lighting area controlled by each switch, we have applied color and number on the switch and the floor plan. The brain will then understand automatically that switch 1 controls the lights of red area 1, green switch 2 controls the lights of green area 2, etc.