My doctoral studies and research endeavors



I recently completed my Ph.D in Industrial Design at Umeå Institute of Design (UID) in Umeå, Sweden. My research interests relate to Interaction Design, Haptic and Kinetic Design, Multi-Modal Interfaces, Design Tools and Processes, and Craftsmanship.

My thesis Simple Haptics: Sketching Perspectives for the Design of Haptic Interactions advocates hardware-based interaction design practice to make haptics concrete, graspable, sensible and approachable for designers.You can discover more about my dissertation at www.simplehaptics.se.

Moussette, C. (2012). Simple Haptics: Sketching Perspectives for the Design of Haptic Interactions. Dissertation: Umeå University, 2012. Umeå, Sweden. ISBN 9789174594843, http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60221

My advisors were Daniel Fällman (Interactive Institute Umeå) and Bill Buxton (Microsoft Research).


Recent activities and events


Upcoming

nothing, and happy about it!

2012

2012.10.30 - Public Ph.D. Dissertation, Umeå Institute of Design, website

2012.08.23 - HAID'12, Lund (Sweden), conference, 2 days, website

2012.07.19 - Sketching In Hardware, Portland (USA), presenter, 3 days, website

2012.05.12 - EuroHaptics 2012, Tampere (Finland), representant and student volunteer, 4 days, website

2012.04.18 - 7th International Workshop on the Design & Semantics of Form & Movement (DeSForM) 2012, Wellington (New Zealand), publication + presentation, 3 days, website

2012.03.04 - Haptics Symposium 2012, Vancouver (Canada), panel workshop presenter, 4 days, website

2012.02.19 - Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) 2012, Kingston (Canada), workshop/studio organizer, 4 days, website

2011

2011.12.06 - Designforskarskolan, Malmö (Sweden), PhD seminar on Design Research Through Practice, 3 days, website

2011.10.04 - Designforskarskolan, Stockholm (Sweden), PhD seminar on Sustainable Design, 3 days, website

2011.08.12 - Sketching Haptics Workshop, University of British-Columbia, Vancouver (Canada), tutoring + lectures, 4 days, website

2011.07.27 - Sketching in Hardware 2011, Philadelphia (USA), conference + presenter, 3 days, website

2011.01.23 - Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) 2011, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal), conference + presenter + student volunteer, 4 days, website

2011.01.10 - PhD Research Internship at Microsoft Research, Redmond (USA), Computational User Experiences group, 3 months, website

2010

2010.12.14 - ICMENS, Changsha (China), conference, 2 days, website

2010.11.18 - Design Research Day, Stockholm (Sweden), PhD seminar, 1 day, website

2010.11.10 - Sketching Haptics Workshop, Göteborg (Sweden), tutoring + lecture, 3 days,

2010.10.11 - Designforskarskolan, Tranås (Sweden), PhD seminar, 3 days, website

2010.09.20 - Mid-PhD presentation, Umeå (Sweden), presentation of my PhD work (in-progress) http://www.uid.umu.se

2010.08.23 - NORDES PhD Summer School, Pukeberg (Sweden), participant summer school, 5 days, http://www.designfakulteten.kth.se

2010.08.16 - DIS 2010, Århus (Denmark), conference + participant in the doctoral colloquium, 5 days http://www.dis2010.org

2010.07.07 - DRS 2010, Montreal (Canada), paper accepted + conference, 3 days, http://www.drs2010.umontreal.ca

2010.06.10 - Prototype: Craft in the Future Tense, Dundee (Scotland), Symposium, 2 days, website, notes

2010.04.19 - ProcessingParis, Paris (France), Advanced Processing Workshop with Karsten Schmidt, 2 days, website

2010.04.03 - PhD Research Internship at Microsoft Research, Cambridge (UK), Socio-Digital Systems group, 3 months, website

2010.03.20 - Haptics Symposium + IEEE 3DUI + VR 2010, Waltham (USA), conference + symposium, 7 days, http://www.hapticssymposium.org

2010.02.16 - Designforskarskolan, Göteborg (Sweden), PhD seminar, 2 days

2009

2009.12.16 - SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, Yokohama (Japan), conference + workshops, 4 days http://www.siggraph.org/asia2009

2009.11.09 - Designforskarskolan, Malmö (Sweden), PhD seminar, 2 days

2009.10.26 - DeSForM 2009, Taipei (Taiwan), conference, 2 days http://www.desform.org/2009

2009.10.18 - IASDR 2009, Seoul (Korea), conference, 6 days http://www.iasdr2009.org

2009.10.06 - Designforskarskolan, Göteborg (Sweden), PhD seminar, 3 days

2009.09.01 - HCI2009, Cambridge (UK), conference, 4 days http://www.hci2009.org

2009.08.30 - NORDES, Oslo (Norway), conference + doctoral colloquium, 3 days http://www.nordes.org

2009.06.17 - Sketching in Hardware 09, London (UK), presentation + workhsop, 3 days http://sketching09.com

2009.04.19 - Designforskarskolan, Citerna (Italy), PhD seminar + workshop, 4 days

2009.04.15 - SIDeR 2009, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), conference + presentation + demo, 3 days http://www.flirtingwiththefuture.com

2009.04.04 - CHI'09, Boston (USA), conference + workshop, 6 days http://www.chi2009.org

2009.03.27 - Spring Summit - Sensing & Sensuality, Umeå (Sweden), presentation, 1 day link

2009.03.19 - Interaction Design Symposium 2009, Split (Croatia), conference + presentation, 2 days http://www.umas.hr/dvk/interactions/symposium

2009.03.09 - Designforskarskolan, Luleå (Sweden), PhD seminar, 3 days

2009.02.25 - LIFT 09, Geneva (Switzerland), conference + student volunteer, 3 days http://www.liftconference.com/lift09

2009.02.16 - Tangible and Embedded Interaction TEI’09, Cambridge (UK), conference, 3 days http://www.tei-conf.org/09

2009.02.05 - IXDA Interaction09, Vancouver (Canada), conference + presentation + workshop, 4 days http://interaction09.ixda.org

2008

2008.12.08 - Designforskarskolan, Stockholm/Konstfack (Sweden), PhD seminar, 2 days

2008.12.03 - Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Umeå (Sweden), conference, 3 days http://mum2008.org

2008.11.20 - Cumulus + Biennale St-Étienne, conference, 4 days http://www.saint-etienne-cumulus08.fr

2008. 11. 18 - ETSI workshop Multimodal Interaction on Mobile Devices, workshop, 2 days http://www.etsi.org/WebSite/NewsAndEvents/2008_MULTIMODALINTERACTION.aspx

2008.10.20 - NordiCHI'08, Lund (Sweden), haptic workshop + conference, 3 days http://www.nordichi2008.org

2008.09.15 - HAID'08, Jyväskylä (Finland), conference, 2 days http://www.haid2008.org,notes

2008.08.04 - eNTERFACE'08, Paris (France), research/workshop, 4 weeks http://enterface08.limsi.fr, logbook

2008.07.25 - Sketching in Hardware 3, Providence (USA), conference/workshop, 3 days http://www.sketching08.com

2008.07.19 - Tinker workshop Arduino + web, London (UK), workhsop, 2 days

2008.07.16 - Undisciplined! . DRS conference, Sheffield (UK), conference, 3 days http://drs2008.designinquiry.wikispaces.net, notes

2008.06.10 - EuroHaptics 2008, Madrid (Spain), conference, 4 days http://www.disam.upm.es/~eurohaptics2008/, notes

2008.05.31 - Tinker workshop Wireless Interactions, London (UK), workhsop, 2 days

2008.05.10 - Tinker workshop Interactive Lighting, London (UK), workhsop, 2 days

2008.04.28 - Switch workshop Interactive Institute, Stockholm (Sweden), tutoring, 2 days

2008.04.14 - Designforskarskolan, Umeå (Sweden), PhD seminar, 2 days

2008.02.18 - Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2008, Bonn (Germany), conference, 3 days http://tei-conf.org

2008.02.08 - IxDA Interaction 08, Savannah (USA), conference, 3 days http://interaction08.ixda.org

2008.01.31 - Designforskarskolan, Malmö/Lund (Sweden), PhD seminar, 2 days

Recently on my PhD blog


IxD Fall Summit 2012 + PhD dissertation
Simple Haptics, done !!!!
Paper accepted at HAID 2012!
Bits and pieces of June 2012
PhD pre-seminar with Jonas Löwgren
DeSForM 2012: Learn to Make, Make to Learn
Bits and pieces of March 2012 [updated]
TU/e lecture: Designing Haptics
Bits and pieces of February 2012
Bits and pieces of January 2012

Publications and notable work


Microsoft Research 2010

Microsoft Research 2011

Sketching Haptics Workshops


Moussette, C. 2012. Simple Haptics: Sketching Perspectives for the Design of Haptic Interactions. Dissertation: Umeå University, 2012. Umeå, Sweden. ISBN 9789174594843, http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60221

Murphy, E., Moussette, C., Verron, C. & Guastavino, C. 2012. Supporting Sounds Design and Evaluation of an Audio-Haptic Interface. In Proceedings of HAID'12. Springer. Lund, Sweden.

Moussette, C. 2012. Learn to make, make to learn: Reflections from Sketching Haptics Workshops. In Proceedings of DeSForM 2012: Design and Semantics of Form and Movement, Wellington, New Zealand.

Moussette, C., Kuenen, C. & Israr, A. 2012. Designing Haptics, Studio, In Proceedings of the sixth international conference on Tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction (TEI'12). ACM Press. DOI=10.1145/2148131.2148215

Fallman, D. & Moussette, C. 2011. Sketching with stop motion animation, ACM Interactions, Volume XVIII.2, March + April (pp. 57-61), New York, NY: ACM Press. DOI=10.1145/1925820.1925833

Moussette, C. & Banks, R. 2011. Designing through making: exploring the simple haptic design space, In Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction (TEI '11). ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 279-282. DOI=10.1145/1935701.1935763

Moussette, C. & Dore, F. 2010. Sketching in Hardware and Building Interaction Design: Tools, Toolkits and an Attitude for Interaction Designers, In Proceedings of Design Research Society, Montreal (Canada), PDF.

Moussette, C. & Fallman, D. 2009. Designing for Touch: Creating and Building Meaningful Haptic Interfaces, In Proceedings of IASDR 2009, International Association of Societies of Design Research conference, Seoul (Korea), 18-22 October 2009. PDF

Physicality Workshop, HCI2009, Cambridge (UK), September 2009

Doctoral Consortium, NORDES, Oslo (Norway), August 2009

Moussette, C. 2009. Feeling it: sketching haptic interfaces, Proceedings of SIDeR 2009, Flirting with the Future: The fifth Student Interaction Design Research, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), 15-17 April 15-17, PDF.

Presenter at the Interaction Design Symposium 2009, Split (Croatia).

Presenter at IXDA Interaction09, Vancouver (Canada).

Moussette, C. 2008. HAPI: haptic interaction for mobile devices. Proceedings of the workshop: Guidelines for Haptic Lo-Fi prototyping, NordiCHI 2008 . Lund. PDF.

Moussette, C. 2007. Tangible interaction toolkits for designers. Scandinavian Student Interaction Design Research Conference 2007.

Moussette, C. & Prasad, K. 2006. Self-reliance in testing and inquiry activities. Mockup testing by designers: its implications and benefits. SIDER '06.


Teaching activities


Exp. Prototyping 2008

Exp. Prototyping 2009

Exp. Prototyping 2010


I am passionate about teaching, open learning environment, learning by doing, and collaborative activities across disciplines. I have been teaching for over 17 years in various pursuits: ski monitor, photography courses, teaching assistant and tutoring in CAD/3D modeling, Design Methodology, and Design Ethnography classes just to name a few.

Since 2007 I had the chance to coordinate, teach and evolve a major course in the Interaction Design Masters program at Umeå Institute of Design. The cousre is titled Experience Prototyping and embraces various forms of making (from non-tech to the latest advances in technology) to bring design ideas to life. My recent teaching activities, all done at the Masters level, span various aspects of Interaction Design:

I invite you to discover the Interaction Umeå Wiki I developed over the years. Most of content (over 90%) comes from me.