• Date: A CUSO Seminar at the University of Fribourg, November 2nd, 2018
  • Location: Boulevard de Pérolles 90, Fribourg, Room F205


This course is dedicated to interfaces that go beyond the mouse, keyboard and touch, focusing on tangible objects, gestural and natural languages as interfaces for interaction. This course will present different interaction modalities and how to combine (fusion and fission) them to create more effective technologies. It will cover the CARE and CASE design spaces for multimodality among other concepts.


  • Professor Laurence Nigay: Laurence Nigay has a PhD in Computer Science and is a Professor Exceptional class in Computer Science at Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA). Her research focuses on the fundamental and conceptual aspects of interaction, novel interaction techniques as well as engineering of Human-Computer Interaction. She is the director of the Engineering Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI) research group (40 members) of the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG). Laurence Nigay has received several scientific awards (including the CNRS Bronze medal in 2002 and the UGA gold medal in 2003 and again in 2005) for excellence in her research. She has published more than 220 articles in journals, conferences, and books. Research axes: Interaction techniques, Multimodality, Augmented Reality, Mobility.

Course material

The course material will be available soon.


All the students, researchers and professors registered at CUSO universities (i.e. EPFL, Universities of Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Bern and Neuchâtel) are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to PhD students; PostDocs and senior researchers will be selected according to their scientific activity and closeness to the topic of the seminar. For members of the CUSO, we will reimburse travel costs for half-price second class SBB tickets up to CHF 30. You will receive reimbursement instructions during the school. Registration is open until November 1st, 2018.

Please register directly through CUSO.

Preliminary program

Classes start at 9h00 and finish at 17h00.

Coffee breaks: 10h30-11h00 and 15h00-15h30

Lunch: 12h30-13h30


  • Prof. Denis Lalanne, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  • Agnes Lisowska Masson, University of Fribourg, Switzerland