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Catherine Letondal

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I am a researcher in the [Interactive Computing Laboratory]( at ENAC. My work on tangible interaction began with the exploration of the possibilities of digital pen and paper in various fields, such as [augmented laboratory notebooks]( for biologists, [interactive scientific datasheets](, [augmented scores of composers](, [augmented strips of air traffic controllers]( and job cards for aviation maintenance. Through each of these projects, the focus was first to understand why paper/pen devices and their very diverse properties particularly well align to the associated activities, and then to participatory co-evolve these devices by moving to mixed and digital properties. Based on our [work with Air traffic Controllers](, I have also contributed to the [reflection on tangible interaction models](, by putting into perspective distributed cognition processes such as externalization and the use of interactive paper strips on the stripboard. Recently, I work on [meteorological visualization for the pilots]( undergoing rapidly developing thunderstorms. Currently, within the [AIRTIUS]( "AIRTIUS") project, we reflect on the [physical design space for situation awareness and performance in the interactive cockpit](, where touch technologies are going to replace current electronic displays for flying and navigating instruments. My complementary experience in industry and research has also allowed me to pursue a reflection on software development processes. During my thesis, I have observed and analyzed the [programing practices]( of biologists in the context of a biology research institute - the Pasteur Institute - and proposed a process paradigm: [participatory programing]( I now focus on the quite different context of system engineering in aerospace, when applied to interactive system [design]( and [teaching]( In this context, participatory design brings to industrial processes - strongly based on models - an [opportunity]( for early validation and maintaining consistency among multi-disciplinary stakeholders all along the process.


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Redesigning systems for Single-Pilot Operations: the mutual awareness problem for remote crews

Maxime Bardou , Catherine Letondal , Jean-Paul Imbert , Mickaël Causse , Maxence Bidegaimberry et al.
The 20th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centred Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies, Jun 2022, Coïmbre, Portugal. ⟨10.48340/ecscw2022_ep03⟩
Conference papers hal-03689662v1
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Does folding improve the usability of interactive surfaces in future airliner cockpits? An evaluation under turbulent conditions and varying cognitive load.

Alma Cantu , Jean-Luc Vinot , Catherine Letondal , Sylvain Pauchet , Mickael Causse et al.
IHM'21, 32ème Conférence internationale francophone sur l'interaction homme-machine, Apr 2021, Metz, France
Conference papers hal-03192484v1
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Collaboration à distance et conscience mutuelle dans le cadre du Single-Pilot Operation

Maxime Bardou , Catherine Letondal , Mickaël Causse , Jean-Paul Imbert
IHM’21 : 32ème conférence Francophone sur l’Interaction Homme-Machine, Apr 2021, Metz, France. ⟨10.1145/XXXXXXXXX.XXXXXXXX⟩
Conference papers hal-03232000v1
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Exploring a touch-based flight control panel for pilots using tangible design principles

Catherine Letondal , Jean-Luc Vinot , Sylvain Pauchet , Sébastien Leriche
INAIR 2019, 8th International Conference on Air Transport, Jun 2020, Reno, NV, United States. pp 257-268, ⟨10.1016/j.trpro.2019.12.041⟩
Conference papers hal-02708514v1
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Transduction as a paradigm for a re- integration of human technology into culture

Catherine Letondal
Exploring the Intersection of Philosophy and HCI, May 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Conference papers hal-02134704v1

Interaction tangible et incarnée pour les pilotes d'avion de ligne.

Catherine Letondal
Journée d’étude « Embodiment ». Le rôle du corps dans la cognition., May 2019, Aix-en-Provence, France
Conference papers hal-02134730v1
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Interfaces pilotes-systèmes tactiles des cockpits aéronautiques : risques majeurs potentiels pour la sécurité aérienne et apports possibles des TEI (Tangible Embodied Interaction)

Jean-Luc Vinot , Sylvain Pauchet , Catherine Letondal
Entretiens de Toulouse, Apr 2019, Toulouse, France
Conference papers hal-02008597v1
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How do Gestures Matter for Mutual Awareness in Cockpits? Disclosing Interactions through Graphical Representations

Valentin Becquet , Catherine Letondal , Jean-Luc Vinot , Sylvain Pauchet
DIS Designing Interactive Systems 2019, Jun 2019, San Diego - California, United States. pp.593-605, ⟨10.1145/3322276.3322306⟩
Conference papers hal-02134640v1
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Multi-plié: a Linear Foldable and Flattenable Interactive Display to Support Efficiency, Safety and Collaboration

Sylvain Pauchet , Jean-Luc Vinot , Catherine Letondal , Alexandre Lemort , Claire Lavenir et al.
CHI 2019, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom. ⟨10.1145/3290605.3300384⟩
Conference papers hal-02000015v1
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GazeForm: Dynamic Gaze-adaptive Touch Surface for Eyes-free Interaction in Airliner Cockpits

Sylvain Pauchet , Catherine Letondal , Jean-Luc Vinot , Mickaël Causse , Mathieu Cousy et al.
DIS '18, Designing Interactive Systems Conference, Jun 2018, Hong-Kong, China. pp.P.1193-1205 ; ISBN: 978-1-4503-5198-0, ⟨10.1145/3196709.3196712⟩
Conference papers hal-01809299v1
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Being in the Sky: Framing Tangible and Embodied Interaction for Future Airliner Cockpits

Catherine Letondal , Jean-Luc Vinot , Sylvain Pauchet , Caroline Boussiron , Stéphanie Rey et al.
TEI 2018 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions, Mar 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. ⟨10.1145/3173225.3173229⟩
Conference papers hal-01715317v1
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Could tangibility improve the safety of touch-based Interaction?

Jean-Luc Vinot , Catherine Letondal , Sylvain Pauchet , Stéphane Chatty
HCI-Aero 2016, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Aerospace, Sep 2016, Paris, France. ⟨10.1145/2950112.2964581⟩
Conference papers hal-01367011v1
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3D Visualization to Mitigate Weather Hazards in the Flight Deck: Findings from a User Study

Catherine Letondal , Cédric Zimmerman , Jean-Luc Vinot , Stéphane Conversy
3DUI 2015, 3DUI 2015 IEEE 10th Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, Mar 2015, Arles, France
Conference papers hal-01112005v1
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Exploring the Physical Design Space for Situation Awareness and Performance in the Interactive Cockpit

Catherine Letondal , Julien Castet , Jean-Luc Vinot , Jean-Baptiste de La Rivière , Sylvain Pauchet et al.
TEI 2014, 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Feb 2014, Munich, Germany
Conference papers hal-00943498v2
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Of Models, Rationales and Prototypes: Studying Designer Needs in an Airborne Maritime Surveillance Drawing Tool to Support Audio Communication

Catherine Letondal , Pierre-Yves Pillain , Emile Verdurand , Daniel Prun , Olivier Grisvard et al.
HCI 2014, 28th BCS International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Sep 2014, Southport, United Kingdom. pp 8, ⟨10.14236/ewic/hci2014.8⟩
Conference papers hal-01205503v1
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Interactions gestuelles pour Strip’TIC, un environnement tangible pour les contrôleurs aériens

Yoann Gauthier , Joran Marcy , David Duprat , Alexis Paoleschi , Catherine Letondal et al.
IHM 2014, 26th International Conference of "Association Francophone d'Interaction Homme-Machine", Oct 2014, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. ⟨10.1145/2670444.2670457⟩
Conference papers hal-01086464v1
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Former les futurs concepteurs de systèmes homme-machine complexes

Hélène Gaspard-Boulinc , Stéphane Conversy , Daniel Prun , Catherine Letondal , Stéphane Chatty et al.
IHM 2013, 25ème conférence francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine, AFIHM, Nov 2013, Bordeaux, France. ⟨10.1145/2534903.2534910⟩
Conference papers hal-00877248v2
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Tangible Encoding of Temporal Data in Air Traffic Control

Maxime Cordeil , Christophe Hurter , Rémi Lesbordes , Catherine Letondal , Jean-Luc Vinot et al.
CHI 2013 workshop, Avec le temps!: time, tempo, and turns in human-computer interaction, Apr 2013, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-01301474v1
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Flights in my hands : coherence concerns in designing Strip'TIC, a tangible space for air traffic controllers

Catherine Letondal , Christophe Hurter , Rémi Lesbordes , Jean-Luc Vinot , Stéphane Conversy et al.
CHI 2013, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Apr 2013, Paris, France. pp 2175-2184, ⟨10.1145/2470654.2481300⟩
Conference papers hal-00876550v1
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Strip-TIC : exploring augmented paper strips for Air Traffic Controllers

Christophe Hurter , Rémi Lesbordes , Catherine Letondal , Jean-Luc Vinot , Stéphane Conversy et al.
AVI 2012, International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, May 2012, Capri Island, Italy. pp 225-232, ⟨10.1145/2254556.2254598⟩
Conference papers hal-01022465v1
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Etude exploratoire du stylo électronique pour le contrôle aérien

Christophe Hurter , Paul Edouard , Vincent Gaits , Hasna Nadfaoui , Jérome Pailler et al.
IHM 2011, 23ème Conférence Francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine, Oct 2011, Nice, France. pp.Article N° 15, ⟨10.1145/2044354.2044373⟩
Conference papers hal-01022246v1
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Usability requirements for interaction-oriented development tools

Catherine Letondal , Stéphane Chatty , Greg Philips , Fabien André , Stéphane Conversy et al.
PPIG 2010, 22nd Annual Workshop on the Psychology of Programming Interest Group, Sep 2010, Madrid, Spain. pp xxx
Conference papers hal-01022441v1
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L'écriture augmentée : enregistrer des explorations interactives avec une feuille de données scientifiques

Catherine Letondal , Wendy E. Mackay
21ème Conférence Francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine (IHM 2009), Oct 2009, Grenoble, France
Conference papers hal-01299746v1
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Temporal Data and Data Temporality: Time is change, not only order.

Catherine Letondal , Aurélien Tabard , Wendy E. Mackay
CHI 2009 Workshop on Interacting with Temporal Data, Apr 2009, Boston, United States
Conference papers hal-01302350v1
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Musink: Composing Music through Augmented Drawing

Theophanis Tsandilas , Catherine Letondal , Wendy Mackay
International conference on Human factors in computing systems, Apr 2009, Boston, United States. pp.819-828, ⟨10.1145/1518701.1518827⟩
Conference papers hal-00589698v1

BioWorkFlow: Web Services toolkit and workflow applications evaluation to deploy a confidence network

Marc Wessner , Martin Senger , Franck Samson , Philippe Picouet , François Moreews et al.
Jobim (Journées Ouvertes Biologie Informatique Mathématiques), Jun 2008, Lille, France
Conference papers inria-00327528v1
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The Paperoles Project: An analysis of paper use by music composers

Catherine Letondal , Wendy E. Mackay
CoPADD, the 2nd International Workshop on Collaborating Over Paper and Digital Documents, Nov 2007, Londres, United Kingdom
Conference papers hal-01299646v1

PageLinker: Integrating Contextual Bookmarks within a Browser

Aurélien Tabard , Wendy Mackay , Nicolas Roussel , Catherine Letondal
CHI 2007: Computer-Human Interaction Conference, Apr 2007, San Jose, United States. ⟨10.1145/1240624.1240680⟩
Conference papers hal-01290841v1

Paperoles et musique

Catherine Letondal , Wendy Mackay , Nicolas Donin
IHM 2007 (19e conférence de l'Association francophone d'Interaction Homme-Machine), Nov 2007, Paris, France. pp.167-174
Conference papers hal-01106308v1
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All you need is log

Aurélien Tabard , Nicolas Roussel , Catherine Letondal
WWW 2006 Workshop on Logging Traces of Web Activity: The Mechanics of Data Collection., May 2006, Edimbourg, United Kingdom
Conference papers hal-01299649v1

Participatory programming and the scope of mutual responsibility: Balancing Scientific, Design and Software Commitment

Catherine Letondal , Wendy E. Mackay
Participatory Design Conference 2004, Jul 2004, Toronto, Canada. ⟨10.1145/1011870.1011875⟩
Conference papers hal-01290962v1
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Participatory Design of Pipeline tools and Web services in bioinformatics

Catherine Letondal , Olivier Amanatian
Requirements Capture for Collaboration in eScience, Jan 2004, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Conference papers hal-01299829v1
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Domain-Expert Users and their Needs of Software Development

Maria-Francesca Costabile , D Fogli , Catherine Letondal , P Mussio , A Piccinno° et al.
HCI 2003 End User Development Session, Jun 2003, Crète, Greece
Conference papers hal-01299738v1
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Anticipating Scientific Software Evolution as a Combined Technological and Design Approach

Catherine Letondal , Uwe Zdun
Second International Workshop on Unanticipated Software Evolution, Apr 2003, Varsovie, Poland
Conference papers hal-01299750v1

The missing link: Augmenting Biology Laboratory Notebooks

Wendy E. Mackay , Guillaume Pothier , Catherine Letondal , Kaare Bøegh , Hans Erik Sørensen et al.
User Interfaces Software &Technology 2002, Oct 2002, Paris, France. ⟨10.1145/571985.571992⟩
Conference papers hal-01290960v1
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Une approche pragmatique de la programmation pour des biologistes qui programment presque

Catherine Letondal
11ème Conférence Francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine (IHM 1999), Nov 1999, Montpellier, France
Conference papers hal-01299824v1
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Participatory Programming: Developing Programmable Bioinformatics Tools for End-Users

Catherine Letondal
Henry Lieberman; Fabio Paternò; Volker Wulf. End User Development, 9, Springer, pp.207-242, 2006, 978-1-4020-4220-1. ⟨10.1007/1-4020-5386-X_10⟩
Book sections hal-01286956v2

System and method for modulation of control interface feedback

Sylvain Pauchet , Catherine Letondal , Jean-Luc Vinot
France, Patent n° : EP17306543. 2018,
Patents hal-01725865v1
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Quand tu l'as écrit, tu l'as lu !

Catherine Letondal , Aurélien Tabard , Wendy E. Mackay
[Rapport de recherche] 1526, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI). 2009
Reports hal-01301485v1

Observation et mise au point d'applications parallèles

Catherine Letondal
[Travaux universitaires] Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. 1992
Reports hal-01301467v1
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Interaction et Programmation

Catherine Letondal
Interface homme-machine [cs.HC]. Université Paris Sud - Paris XI, 2001. Français. ⟨NNT : ⟩
Theses tel-00857263v1