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Cognitive Psychology & Human Factors


Research focuses

  • Abductive and Diagnostic Reasoning

    The process of finding the best explanation for a set of observations is based on the Theory of Abductive Reasoning (TAR; Johnson & Krems, 2001). The Theory describes solving abductive problems as a process of sequential interpretation and integration of new observations and hypotheses into a single situation model of the task situation.

  • Traffic psychology

    Traffic psychology deals with experiences and behaviour of humans in mobility context. Main topic of this research field is the improvement of safety and comfort for different road users.

  • Usability & Human Factors

    Usability testing checks for the effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in human machine interactions. Chemnitz University of Technology's usability projects usually cover user tests, expert reviews and user acceptance studies.


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