PhD in industrial design (2012)
PhD thesis: www.simplehaptics.se
Born in Montreal, Canada. Hyperactive by nature, Camille
Moussette likes the blurry connections between humans, atoms and
bits. He holds a Physics degree, a bachelor in Industrial Design, a
Masters in Interaction Design and a PhD in industrial design. His
PhD thesis, Simple Haptics: Sketching Perspecitves for the Design
of Haptic Interactions, was presented in October 2012. In January
2013, Camille began working at Apple in Cupertino, California. His
previous work experience includes microelectronics R&D (IBM and
NRC Canada), web consulting and various involvement in projects
ranging from building architectural snow structures in Scandinavia
and Italy, to exploring the design of new haptic interfaces at
Microsoft Research. At Umeå Institute of Design, he developed
the teaching and organisation of the Interaction workshop, and has
been teaching classes in Experience Prototyping, Hardware Sketching
and Design Ethnography at UID.
Simple Haptics: Sketching Perspective for the Design of
Designing haptic interfaces is absolutely not trivial. It
typically requires knowledge in psychophysics, interaction design
and engineering. Despite an already established research field
designers are generally unfamiliar with the haptic domain. My PhD
project explored how designers can best embrace and design for this
underutilized modality. My research inquiries investigated new
tools, approaches and building blocks to sketch, understand,
explore, experiment quickly and develop a design sensitivity to
My advisors were Daniel
Fällman (Interactive Institute
Umeå) and Bill Buxton
Area of interest
Haptics, Multimodal, Touch sense, Prototyping, Tangible
interfaces, Sketching in Hardware, Experience Prototyping, Toolkits
Publications and presentations
-PhD thesis: Simple
Haptics. Available in printed book and PDF version. Video
recording of the dissertation is accessible here.
-Moussette, C. 2012. Learn to make, make to learn: Reflections
from Sketching Haptics Workshops. To appear in Proceedings of
DeSForM 2012: Design and Semantics of Form and Movement,
Wellington, New Zealand
-Haptics Symposium 2012, Vancouver (Canada), panel workshop
presenter: Tools and Techniques for Prototyping Haptic
-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.
Sketching Haptics workshop at University of British-Columbia,
Vancouver (Canada), 4 day sketching in hardware + haptics with the
research group, August 2011.
-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
-Internship at Microsoft Research Redmond (USA), with the Computational
User Experiences group. January to April 2011.
-Moussette C. & Banks R., 2011. Designing through
Making: exploring the simple haptic design space,
Proceedings of TEI'11, Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
2011, Funchal (Portugal), 22-26 January 2011.
-Doctoral Consortium, DIS 2010, Århus (Denmark), August
-Moussette C. & Dore F., 2010. Sketching in Hardware
and Building Interaction Design: Tools, Toolkits and an Attitude
for Interaction Designers, Proceedings of DRS 2010, Design
Research Society conference, Montreal (Canada), 5-7 July 2010.
-Internship at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK), with the Socio-Digital
Systems group. April to June 2010.
-Moussette C. & Fallman D., 2009. Designing for Touch:
Creating and Building Meaningful Haptic Interfaces,
Proceedings of IASDR 2009, International Association of Societies
of Design Research conference, Seoul (Korea), 18-22 October
-Physicality Workshop, HCI2009, Cambridge (UK), September
-Doctoral Consortium, NORDES, Oslo (Norway), August 2009
-Presenter at the Interaction Design Symposium 2009, Split
-Presenter at IXDA Interaction09, Vancouver (Canada)
View more activities on my PhD blog.