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Philippe Doyon-Poulin
B.Sc. Ph. D.

Phone: 4982 Fax: (514) 340-4086 Room: A-306.11
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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • User centered design;
  • Usability;
  • User experience (UX);
  • Human factors engineering;
  • Workspace design;
  • Human performance evaluation; 
  • Airplane flight deck;
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1605 Human factors engineering


Recent publications
Conference paper
Georges, V., Courtemanche, F., Fredette, M. & Doyon-Poulin, P. (2020). Emotional Maps for User Experience Research in the Wild. Paper presented at the Extended Abstracts of the 2020 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020), Honolulu, HI (8 pages). Retrieved from


I worked in human factors engineering at Bombardier Aerospace from 2013 to 2019 where I was involved for the design and certification of human factors aspects on the CSeries (now A220) and Global 7500 flight decks. I completed more than 500 hours of usability testing in the flight simulator with pilots to evaluate the flight deck’s ease of use and human errors. I completed my PhD in industrial engineering at Polytechnique Montréal in 2014 on the effects of visual clutter of flight deck displays on pilot performance, workload and gaze pattern. Now, my work focuses on the cognitive engineering of man-machine systems, especially the design and evaluation of user interfaces for complex systems.


IND6408 Ergonomics of Process Control (F 2018, F 2019)

Subjects presented: complex man-machine systems, process control, problem solving strategies, design of workplace for complex systems, ecological interface design, goal-oriented design, situation awareness, function automation and artificial intelligence.


IND6407 Cognitive task analysis (F 2014, F 2015, F 2016)

Subjects presented: design of interactive products, user experience (UX), cognitive task analysis, design methods, usability testing, data collection with users.


IND6406 Cognitive ergonomics (W 2015, W 2016)

Subjects presented: cognition, attention, mental workload, NASA-TLX, perception, memory, situation awareness, human error, implications for design


  • Doctorate, Industrial Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Master in applied sciences, Industrial Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Baccalaureate, Physics – speciality in numerical computing, Sherbrooke University

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