Portrait Françoise Détienne
Françoise DétienneResearch Professor

Repères biographiquesShort Biography

  • Graduated in Cognitive Psychology-Psycholinguistics (EHESS) and Cognitive Ergonomics (Paris V-Sorbonne)
  • PhD. in Cognitive Psychology (1986, Paris V-Sorbonne)
  • « HDR- habilitation à diriger des recherches » (Paris V-Sorbonne)
  • After a two year postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University in the AI Department, she joined INRIA-Rocquencourt in 1989 where she headed the research team Eiffel « Cognition and Cooperation in Design » from 1998 to 2007

  • Since April 2008, she has joined the CNRS – Télécom Paris where she co-heads the Interact team (Sociology, Psychology, Ergonomics)

  • Member of editorial boards of journals: Co-Design; Activité; Interacting With Computers (2000-2019); International Journal of Human Computer Studies (2009-2019)
  • Member of the board of EACE (European Ergonomics Association)
  • Co-chair of the Technical Committee WWCS (Work With Computing Systems), IEA (International Ergonomics Association)
  • She has co-edited eleven books and Journal special issues in the HCI and Cognitive Ergonomics fields. Her publications include two books (Software Design: Cognitive Aspects. Springer Verlag, 2001) and more than 170 scientific papers

Activités : enseignement, recherche, projetsActivities : Teaching, Research, Projects

The research program of Françoise Détienne is on understanding design and collaboration activities  as well as the effect of technological mediations.

Specific research topics are

  • Psychology of programming (e.g. « Software Design: cognitive aspects, 2001, Springer Verlag »)
  • Interaction analysis  methods (e.g. Méthodologies d’analyse de situations coopératives de conception : le corpus MOSAIC. collection « Langage, Cognition, Interaction »,  Nancy : PUN, 2009.)
  • Quality of collaboration in design (e.g. Numéro spécial « Perspective on quality of collaboration in Design,  CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts. 2012, Volume 8, issue 4; Collaborative design : managing task interdependencies and multiple perspectives. Interacting With Computers. 2006, 18(1), 1-20.)
  • Intercultural variations, collaboration and creativity (e.g. Cultures of collaboration in engineering design education: a contrastive case study in France and Japan. International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation. 2017, 5(1-2), 104-128.)
  • Online epistemic communities (e.g. The Descent of Pluto: Interactive dynamics, specialisation and reciprocity of roles in a Wikipedia debate. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2016, 86, 11-3.; Online epistemic communities: theoretical and methodological directions for understanding knowledge co-elaboration in new digital spaces. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 2012, 41( 1), 3511-3518.)
  • The role of values in the design process  (e.g. Ideologically-Embedded Design: Community, collaboration and artefact. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2019, 131, 72-80.)
  • The role du touch in social interaction

Current projects (2020)

PhD (co-)direction  (2020)

  • Robin Heron (Telecom Paris)
  • Maude Quinio (Agro)
  • Zhuoming Zhang (Telecom Paris)
  • Samuel Lacroix (Telecom Paris)

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