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Cognitive & Engineering Psychology


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.

  • E-mobility

    The projects focuses on the investigation of sustainable mobility concepts, for instance how current emission-free systems fit the user's needs and how they could be refined. Our projects assess the potential of electric mobility and suggest further developments to increase acceptance, suitability for daily use and environmental benefit.

  • 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.


Press Articles

  • Vote for the 2019 PR Image Award

    A photo from Jacob Müller of the Chemnitz University of Technology Press Office has made it to the final selection stage and is in the running for the best PR Image of the Year …

  • Operating on Hips in a Virtual Operating Room

    Researchers from Chemnitz and Bremen are developing a virtual reality simulator for a particularly critical step in hip joint implantation …

  • Ready to Move In, Just in Time for Winter Semester

    The Dormitory at Vettersstraße 66 is open again as of October – brand new single-occupancy rooms offer a micro-bath, refrigerator, microwave, two cooking plates and wi-fi …

  • Running Together for the University

    Compete on behalf of Chemnitz University of Technology at the WiC Company Run on 4 September 2019 – Registration is open until 24 August – TUC running shirts will be available after 26 August …