Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Partners

Informal International Partners

Participation in Other International Programs

Inria International Chairs

Expert interaction with devices for musical expression

Marcelo M. Wanderley – Professor at Schulich School of Music/IDMIL, McGill University (Canada)

Period: 2017 - 2021

The main topic of this project is the expert interaction with devices for musical expression and consists of two main directions: the design of digital musical instruments (DMIs) and the evaluation of interactions with such instruments. It will benefit from the unique, complementary expertise available at the Loki Team, including the design and evaluation of interactive systems, the definition and implementation of software tools to track modifications of, visualize and haptically display data, as well as the study of expertise development within human-computer interaction contexts. The project’s main goal is to bring together advanced research on devices for musical expression (IDMIL – McGill) and cutting-edge research in Human-computer interaction (Loki Team).

Rich, Reliable Interaction in Ubiquitous Environments

Edward Lank – Professor at Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Period: 2019 - 2023

The objectives of the research program are:

  1. Designing Rich Interactions for Ubiquitous and Augmented Reality Environments

  2. Designing Mechanisms and Metaphors for Novices, Experts, and the Novice to Expert Transition

  3. Integrating Intelligence with Human Action in Richly Augmented Environments.

Université de Lille - International Associate Laboratory

Reappearing Interfaces in Ubiquitous Environments (Réapp)

with Edward Lank, Daniel Vogel & Keiko Katsuragawa at University of Waterloo (Canada) - Cheriton School of Computer Science

Duration: 2019 - 2023

The LIA Réapp is an International Associated Laboratory between Loki and Cheriton School of Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in Canada. It is funded by the University of Lille to ease shared student supervision and regular inter-group contacts. The University of Lille will also provide a grant for a co-tutelle PhD thesis between the two universities.

We are at the dawn of the next computing paradigm where everything will be able to sense human input and augment its appearance with digital information without using screens, smartphones, or special glasses—making user interfaces simply disappear. This introduces many problems for users, including the discoverability of commands and use of diverse interaction techniques, the acquisition of expertise, and the balancing of trade-offs between inferential (AI) and explicit (user-driven) interactions in aware environments. We argue that interfaces must reappear in an appropriate way to make ubiquitous environments useful and usable. This project tackles these problems, addressing (1) the study of human factors related to ubiquitous and augmented reality environments, and the development of new interaction techniques helping to make interfaces reappear; (2) the improvement of transition between novice and expert use and optimization of skill transfer; and, last, (3) the question of delegation in smart interfaces, and how to adapt the trade-off between implicit and explicit interaction.