Sylvain Malacria

Inria, Loki group

Centre de recherche Lille -- Nord Europe,

Batiment B, bureau B102

40, avenue Halley - Park Plaza

59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

Phone: +33 (0)3 59 35 8785

sylvain dot malacria at inria dot fr

Latest news:

2020 May. 25:

Research paper from K. Fennedy in collaboration with Y. Lee and S. Perrault on the performance and usage of input methods for soft keyboard hotkeys has been accepted to Mobile HCI 2020.

2020 Apr. 10:

Research paper from J. Alvina in collaboration with J. McGrenere, A. Bunt and P. Chilana on the design of systems for cross-device software learnability has been accepted to DIS' 2020.

I am a research scientist (Chargé de Recherche 1ère classe) at Inria, in the Loki group. Prior to that, I did was a post-doctoral researcher at the University College London and at the University of Canterbury (New-Zealand). I did my Ph.D. at Télécom ParisTech, and passed my Master Degree at UPMC in Artificial Intelligence with a speciality in HCI.

My research interests are in the areas of human-computer interaction (HCI), with additional focus on designing interactive systems and interaction techniques that can be easily discovered and learned by novice users, while still yielding high performence to more practiced users. If you are curious about my research, giving a look at the selected publications below should provide a decent overview.

Selected Publications

Investigating Performance and Usage of Input Methods for Soft Keyboard Hotkeys (MobileHCI '20)
Where is that Feature? Designing for Cross-Device Software Learnability (DIS '20)
Investigating The Necessity Of Delay In Marking Menu Invocation (CHI '20)
Awareness, Usage and Discovery of Swhidgets in iOS (ISS '19)
Improving Discoverability and Expert Performance in Force-Sensitive Text Selection for Touch Devices with Mode Gauges (CHI '18)

Ongoing student supervisions

  • Damien Masson (PhD Student, co-supervised with Géry Casiez and Edward Lank)
  • Axel Antoine (PhD Student, co-supervised with Géry Casiez)
  • Nicole Pong (PhD Student)