The group is multidisciplinary (psychology, computer science, biology, information and communication, robotics, educational sciences). On this basis, we strive to develop inter or transdisciplinary approaches.

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RUDII Research team

Institutional context

The Cognitive Engineering Research group is part of the IMS laboratory CNRS UMR 5218 since January 2011. It is composed of Professor and Professor of the National School of Cognitique (ENSC Bordeaux-INP), the School Superior of the Teaching and Education (ESPE – University of Bordeaux) and the Department of Sports Sciences (UF STAPS, University of Bordeaux).

The group is multidisciplinary (psychology, computer science, biology, information and communication, robotics, educational sciences). On this basis, we strive to develop inter or transdisciplinary approaches.

Cognitive Engineering is defined as “science and technologies” of Knowledge for better performance, better security and comfort of use of complex systems (including digital). It is based on cognitive science with a strong intention to industrial application.

Scientific presentation

Our research themes concern the integration and communication “Man / Complex systems”, particularly as regards the human factor and human-system integration, the artificial and augmented cognition, the uses and technologies usability, the information and knowledge systems, the integration of human factors in the design of projects.

The simulation of future uses particularly addresses these themes. Thus, each research subject is considered not only from the disciplinary angle, but also by a common ownership of different methodological approaches.

The scientific guidance of the team are mainly (but not exclusively):

– The design and development of methods for studying the human-systems interaction;

– The study and design of human augmentation technologies (including digital);

– The design and development process of designing models for the consideration of the human factor and technology uses.

PMH research team
ERGO research team

The research areas in Cognitic

Cognitics skills

Human Factor Engineering

Access, use and cognitive constraints

Human-System Interaction

Knowledge and Learning Management


Collaborations and partners

For the various research projects underway, the IMS Bordeaux laboratory and its teams rely on strong partnerships and collaborations, which allow for the creation of a synergy of strengths and a sharing of technical and human resources




Human Design group




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Research group publications

VOSviewer / Keyword co-occurrence clustering view
VOSviewer / Keyword co-occurrence clustering view
Biblioshiny / Country collaboration map
Biblioshiny / Country collaboration map

All Teams

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Scientific presentation This is an interdisciplinary theme that applies to three areas: Engineering of the human factor and human / system interfaces: Integration man-systems (aeronautics, space, housing, transport, etc.) Evaluation of users and individual uses, Human study (individual) augmented situation Simulations and integrative new interfaces; Management and technology knowledge and skills: Comparative study of theories […]
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Institutional context The team “Ergonomics of Complex Systems” (ESC) brings together researchers in charge of the teachings of ergonomics at the University of Bordeaux, including Master “cognitive science and human factors.” It is associated with the specialty “ergonomics” of the Graduate School “companies, policy, public health” (ED SP2 No. 303 – “human sciences”). Scientific presentation […]
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Detailed presentation of the research activities of the PMH_DYSCO team The team is interested in the physiological and motor indices that characterise the state, change of state and performance of one or more individuals confronted with physical/mental workloads (cognitive load) applied separately or jointly, in the short/long term (learning, training). These physiological and motor indices […]
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Scientific presentation RUDII team works on information cultures and literacies in learning contexts, from a social sciences perspective centered on information ecosystems. Information Engineering refers to a set of approaches, methods, technical devices implemented in the design of activities to effectively achieve informational objectives (research, monitoring, discovery, evaluation, archiving, accessibility, communication of information). They aim to […]
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Résumé en français

L’équipe cognitique est pluridisciplinaire (psychologie, informatique, biologie, information et communication, robotique, sciences de l’éducation). Sur cette base, nous nous efforçons de développer des approches inter, voire transdisciplinaires. Ainsi, chaque objet de recherche est abordé non seulement sous l’angle disciplinaire, mais également par une appropriation commune des différentes approches méthodologiques. Nous revendiquons pour notre équipe une thématique transdisciplinaire qui porte sur l’intégration et la communication « Homme/Systèmes complexes », tout particulièrement en ce qui concerne : le facteur humain et l’intégration homme-système, la cognition artificielle et augmentée, les usages et usabilités des technologies, les systèmes d’information et de connaissance, l’intégration du facteur humain dans les projets de conception, notamment par la simulation des usages futurs.

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