department of informatics

Agnes Lisowska Masson

Post-doctoral Fellow



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Teaching activities

  • User-centered Design (since 2010)
  • Interaction Design Seminar (since 2011)
  • Pervasive Computing: Selected Topics (since 2010)
  • Pervasive and Artificial Intelligence Seminar (2009-2012)

Research Interests

I'm interested in human-computer interaction in general, and more specifically in how novel technologies can best be leveraged to help people use technology in a way that is not only efficient, but also natural. In the past, I have been involved in the design and evaluation of multimodal interfaces for PCs - in particular interfaces incorporating the use of voice and/or a stylus into the more traditional mouse and keyboard environment.

Recently, my research has focused on two themes: 1) improving the user experience in smart multi-user computer-mediated collaborative environments which allow interaction using a variety of devices such as PCs, tablets, mobile phones, touch-tables and large interactive displays, and 2) investigating methods for user-centered design and evaluation of pervasive systems, where I'm especially interested in how users perceive and want to interact with pervasive technologies, how the notion of interaction changes in pervasive environments, and what it means for a user to be satisfied with their experience with a pervasive system.

Recent Publications

  • Wizard of Oz Evaluations of the Archivus Meeting Browser. Lisowska Masson, A. Chapter in 'Interactive Multimodal Information Management'. Bourlard, H. and Popescu-Belis, A. eds. EPFL Press, 2013.
  • Collaborative Web Browsing: Multiple Useres, Multiple Pages, Concurrent Acess, One Display. Schmid, O., Lisowska Masson, A., and B. Hirsbrunner. Proceedings of the 4th ACM SIGCHI symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS'12), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 25-28, 2012.
  • A Fitt of Distraction: Measuring the impact of distracters and multi-users on pointing efficiency. Lalanne, D. and A. Lisowska Masson. In the proceedings of ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011). Vancouver, Canada, May 7th-12th, 2011.
  • Enriching the Design and Prototyping Loop: A set of tools to support the creation of activity-based pervasive applications. Bruegger, P., Lisowska, A., Lalanne, D., and B. Hirsbrunner. In the Journal of Mobile Multimedia (JMM).
  • Web-Based Multipointer Interaction on Shared Displays. Bowie, M., Schmid, O., Lisowska Masson, A., and B. Hirsbrunner. In the proceedings of the Interactive Papers session of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative work (CSCW 2011). Hangzhou, China, March 19th-23rd, 2011.
  • Robust and reliable solutions for middle cost large multi-touch displays. Schmid, O., Lisowska, A., Courant, M. and B. Hirsbrunner. In the proceedings of the workshop on Engineering Patterns for Multi-Touch Interfaces 2010 at the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS 2010), Berlin, Germany, June 19th-23rd, 2010.


Contact Information

Agnes Lisowska Masson                                                                      
Department ofInformatics                                                              Office: A429
Boulevard de Pérolles 90                                                                Tel: +41 26 300 9286
1700 Fribourg                                                                               Fax: + 41 26 300 9726
Switzerland                                                                                   Email: agnes.lisowska(at)