Cognitive design

Section “Cognitive Development”. Research and work priorities

Human information processing

Psychologically established modelling of human-technology interaction, system design with regards to the cognitive performance limit of humans, attention control and tracking of eye movement, perception and action interconnection in the work environment.


Ascertainment of critical physiological and cognitive stress in the work system, measurement and automated evaluation of the physical stress (i.a. Motion-Capturing), automated measurement of cognitive stress (i.a. Eye-tracking).

Information and knowledge management

Ascertainment of barriers and constraints in the inter-organizational information and knowledge transfer, development of concepts for the knowledge transfer between and in groups, cognitive effect of trust and insecurities while exchanging information and know-how, methods to inquire about implicit knowledge and communicational behavior, as well as development of communication strategies.

Systems to support decision making

Optimizing training: Real time feedback with regard to physically critical processing steps, highlighting relevant work related information under a varying workload (cognitive/physical stress), development of knowledge based and application-oriented methods to support decision making.