In our research, we adress issues relevant to practice and combine the strengths of "cognitive psychology" with the area of "human factors" in order to achieve a productive knowledge transfer between basic research and applied research.
In an interdisciplinary cooperation we develop "Cognition-Based Human-Maschine-Interactions" (Ko-MTI), which leads (among other things) to
- increase transparency in human-technology systems
- cognitive assistance (e.g. driver assistance or production assistance systems)
- automation of cognitive functions
and thus to the development of cyber-physical systems in various application contexts by using artifical intelligence algorithms.
Current Research Focus
- Diagnostic Reasoning (e.g. when troubleshooting technical systems or in medicine)
- Psycholinguistics (e.g. analysis and modeling of the meaning of linguistic terms and use in questionnaire scales)
- Cognitive Modeling(including mapping expert knowledge and cognitive processes with algorithms of artificial intelligence)
- Engineering Psychology (including the role of humans in cyber-physical (production) systems, production assistance and decision support)
- Traffic Psychology (e.g. driver intention detection and highly automated / autonomous driving)
- Usability (including user experience studies, usability design and privacy protection)