Risk matrices and the semiotics of colour

17/11/2012 — 2 Comments

Matrix (Image source: The Matrix film)

Just updated my post on Decision Theory and the Risk Matrix with some more material on the semiotics of colour and the advantages, and disadvantages, of its use in constructing a risk matrix.

2 responses to Risk matrices and the semiotics of colour

  1. 
    ramy hassan 23/12/2012 at 3:17 am

    I am asking about the disadvantages of risk matrices.
    And is there a deference between risk matrices and risk matrix

    • 
      Matthew Squair 23/12/2012 at 3:03 pm

      Hi Ramy, see my post Decision Theory and the Risk Matrix for a discussion of their limits. The comments thread for this post is quite useful as well. Risk matrices are simply a thinking and decision making tool, but they can’t make a subjective risk assessment quantitative… If you’re distrustful of subjective, ‘professional judgement’ based assessments then you should be just as distrustful if a risk matrix was used. And no matrices is just the plural of matrix.

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