Welcome to LUCID-ULg

Lab for User Cognition & Innovative Design

Research / Current Projects

2016 > 2021 UserMEDIA

2016 > 2021 UserMEDIA

The MEDIAFactory project focuses on the automation of (post-)production and distribution processes, and the insertion of digital data into changing value chains (interactive platforms, access and mobile and personalized content).

  • Budget : Wallonie 267k€ - FEDER 178k€

The CloudMEDIA project aims to design and develop a platform to support the production and intelligent processing of media in the broad sense.

  • Budget : Wallonie 224k€ - FEDER 149k€

For more information about those projects, please visit https://www.usermedia.be 

 


2016 > 2021 Wal-E-Cities Smart Living

2016 > 2021 Wal-E-Cities Smart Living

Facing socio-environmental and demographical issues, many cities opted for a “Smart City” strategy of development. In practice, many of the first ‘smart’ initiatives remain essentially focused on the introduction of new technologies, without considering their huge impact on the lives of the citizens.

Disregarding citizens’ needs and perceptions can yet potentially endanger the perennially of the global Smart City model, since people can decide to accept or reject some key ‘smart’ concepts or devices and have behavioral influence on their failure/success rate. In this research project, we therefore assume that the sustainability of our future cities is strongly related to end-users’ acceptability towards the introduction of new technologies into their daily-life urban environments.

The research project aims at developing methodologies and tools for sampling, data collection and processing that will (1) help better frame the needs of citizens in terms of well-being in urban environments; (2) enable citizen empowerment through revisited participatory and co-creative frameworks. The « user data » thus collected will complement environmental data additionally acquired through different physical sensors dispersed in the pilot sites as well as individual IoT physical sensors.



2016 > 2020 IDEES

2016 > 2020 IDEES

L'objectif du projet IDEES est de faire évoluer les solutions informatiques en Wallonie afin qu'elles servent au mieux l'économie locale tout en étant exploitable dans un marché globalisé. Un défi qui se décline en trois axes auxquels les chercheurs de l'Université de Namur participent activement aux côtés des chercheurs de l'UCL, de l'UMons et de l'ULiège.

IDEES : Pilotes industriels (mHealth)

L'Internet de demain pour développer les entreprises, l'économie et la société - Pilotes industriels (mHealth)

En raison de leur évolution démographique (vieillissement de la population), de l'augmentation du nombre de malades chroniques et de la pénurie grandissante en personnel médical et paramédical, les pays industrialisés font face à des challenges sociétaux majeurs liés au financement et à l'organisation de leur système de soins de santé. Ceci les oblige à faire évoluer leurs modèles de financement des soins de santé et de prises en charges des patients. De nouvelles approches commencent ainsi à émerger dans lesquelles le patient est suivi et pris en charge dans un contexte extra-hospitalier et est éduqué et responsabilisé pour devenir l'acteur principal du suivi de sa santé. Le projet pilote mHealth s'inscrit pleinement dans ce contexte. En exploitant les composants génériques développés dans les projets technologiques, il vise à concevoir et développer une plate-forme prototype de référence, connectée aux infrastructures régionales (Réseau Santé Wallon) et nationales (plate-forme eHealth fédérale).

  • Budget : Wallonie 256k€ - FEDER 170k€
  • Partner's website : UNamur > mHealth


2016 > 2023 P@trimonia

2016 > 2023 P@trimonia

A new approach for the appropriation of the cultural heritage : specification of a web-based management platform for geo-localized information valorizing architectural and imaterial heritages.
Implementation of a pilot operation to access heritage data in situ via any mobile terminal, favoring access to local culture.
Pilot progrramme along the Ibn Khaldoun historical and mediterranean route.
Defining the next step of heritage participation : extension to a participatory platform (P@trimonia 2.0).

  • Scientifical collaboration : University of Carthage, ENAU Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Tunis, PAEC3 Team
  • Citizen collaboration : Association E&M Edifices et Mémoires (Tunis, Bizerte, Mehdia)
  • Budget : operating budget, WBI Wallonie Bruxelles International, Région wallonnne and Gouvernement de la république tunisienne.


Since 2014 - SpatioData First spin-off

Since 2014 - SpatioData First spin-off

Managing building-centric data has always been a real headache for owners, contractors and users of buildings.
As a matter of fact, Building Information Models (BIM) only addresses the major construction projects but when the job is complete, no one want to pay to keep the it up to date.

SpatioData is the Building Story Book, an integrated data base by which all actors around a building can interact. Based on a proprietary fuzzy logic model, this software platform pragmatically resolves the difficulties encountered when capturing and storing building-centric data.
SpatioData is a middleware platform able to collect and structure data from various source thanks to an API and web applications. This flexibility enables Internet of Things applications for buildings where sensors and actuators are present.

  • Scientifical collaborations : ULg Geomatics, UCL ICTEAM.
  • Industrial collaborations : NSI Software and IT, Neo & Idès, WSL, SpatioData sprl.
  • Budget : LUCID 300 k€,  Région Wallonne


2013 > 2020 - HOSOMI

2013 > 2020 - HOSOMI

Industrialized building systems allow the building construction process to be rationalized. How can a software support design, evaluation, and production of these buildings ?

The developped software should allow the designer to design and analyse the performance of his project, to check the components availability and to produce the required production documents.

  • Scientifical collaborations : UCL Architecture & Climat, ULg Centre de recherche PME.
  • Industrial collaborations : Bureau Dethier SA, Arceo, Bureau Greish SA, bureau DA, BANP, Coretec, As Build, Jamar sprl, Greencom Development.
  • Budget : 2.15 Mo€, LUCID 665 k€, Plan Marshall, Région Wallonne, pôle MecaTech.


Since 2007 - Collaborative Studio

Since 2007 - Collaborative Studio

The Remote Collaborative Studio is an architecture practical work wherein a project is designed by distant teams. The work groups are composed of students from two distincts teaching sites.

The objectives of the project are the development of a proposition of solution to an architectural question, and the learning of presential collaboration, and using communication technologies, including the digital desktop and the SketSha software, developped by the LUCID.

  • Scientifical collaborations : CRAI, Centre de Recherche en Architecture et Ingénierie, ENSA Nancy, Centre de Recherche Public Tudor, Luxembourg.
  • Budget : 3 k€ /year. University of Liège, CRAI - Centre de Recherche en Architecture et Ingénierie - ENSA Nancy, Centre de Recherche Public Tudor Luxembourg.


Since 2007 - Sketsha

Since 2007 - Sketsha

How to allow geographically distant teams to meet and work together on the same documents, just as if they were in the same room, around the same table ?

The SketSha software is a real-time distant collaborative design tool which allows documents and graphical annotations sharing. It allows users to quickly forget the system they are using, thanks to a very slight interface and natural interactions support, like pen-drawing.

  • Budget : the SketSha project is self-supported (many thanks to all LUCID contributors).

> Discover the SketSha web pages ...



Past projects

Past projects

Continue with our previous and completed research projects ...
> Jump to the list