Welcome to LUCID-ULg

Lab for User Cognition & Innovative Design


The LUCID is a research laboratory attached to the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Liege.
It develops new methods and tools supporting design and design learning in various fields : architecture, engineering, design and collaborative activities.

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Design engineering, Design processes and Collaborative Complex Activity, Design Modeling, Cognitive ergonomics, Human machine interaction.


The team is especially known for :

  • its pluridisciplinary methodologies,
  • its original sketch based interfaces and augmented reality spaces,
  • its 3D modeling tools
  • and its various collaboration analysis tools and methods.

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The LUCID is involved into several courses (in Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees) at Liège University and outside.

Collaborative Studio

Collaborative Studio

Our most famous didactical experience : 8 years of shared design studio.
In collaboration with Ecole d'Architecture de Nancy (F), Ecole des Mines d'Ales (F) and others ...



Our cutting-edge software, supporting collaborative activities between distant partners working remotely with pens in real time.


Last news from the lab

Collaborative activity

Collaborative activity

Launched in Paris in december, the 2014-2015 edition of our workshop on collaborative activity analysis ended in April in Tunis, after 3 sesions at Liege University.

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Universities of Paris 8, Liège and Manouba - April 2015.


LUCID-ULg is the academic partner of the new H2020 ACCEPT research project (2015-2018).

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Bremen (D) - December 2014.
TarTar awarded

TarTar awarded

LUCID has directly supported the TarTar team which has been awarded the Special Mention at the Jacques Rougerie Competition, Architecture and Sea Level Rise Award. Its project was selected among other 1749 teams.

Paris - December 2014.

LUCID Events

Main events organized by LUCID-ULg


1rst Symposium
on multimodal communication in collaborative activity.

University of Liège
Castle of Colonster
September 2014.

PhD Workshops

Our last PhD workshops
Digital Design :
- Luxembourg 2014
- Tunis 2014
- Paris 2011 and 2012
- Liège 2011
- Nancy 2009. 


1st ArGEnCo International Seminar
on international sport stadiums.

University of Liège
March 2012.

CAAD Futures'11

Designing together
14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design.
University of Liège
July 2011.

Supported events

LUCID-ULg supports or is involved in the following events


9e édition des Ateliers de la Recherche en Design
Designer, créateur et/ou facilitateur ?
Liège, Décembre 2014.

Contribution :

  • Catherine Elsen as member of the organizing committee
  • Workshop by Samia Ben Rajeb and Pierre Leclercq
  • Invited speech of Catherine Elsen
  • Inivted speech of Samia Ben Rajeb and Pierre Leclercq
  • SketSha demo.

Lumière et patrimoine

Colloque International
en collaboration avec les Ateliers d'Art Contemporain.
Château de Chaudfontaine
Novembre 2014.

Contribution :

  • Event organized by Catherine Elsen 


Design, Ergonomie et IHM
14e  édition
Quelle articulation pour la co-conception de l’interaction ?
ESTIA, Biarritz, Octobre 2014.

Contribution :

  • Pierre Leclercq as invited keynote speaker.


Conception et Réutilisation
9e Colloque International sur la Conception et le Design.
ENAU Tunis, Mai 2014.

Contribution :

  • Event co-organized by Samia Ben Rajeb
  • Workshop by Anis Gallas and Samia Ben Rajeb.