Nathalie is a principal researcher in the EPIC group (Extended Perception, Interaction & Cognition) led by Ken Hinckley.
She envisions a future in which all of our devices will work together to help us create, think and communicate. Her work spans technical and fundamental contributions to cross-device interaction, digital inking, information visualization and storytelling.
Nathalie is passionate about observing fundamental human activities such as thinking and creating, designing magical experiences delighting users and reflecting on how technology can make a positive impact in the world.
She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Paris XI and Inria, France, as well as from the university of Sydney, Australia in Human-Computer Interaction.
Selected Research Projects
(Th)inking with data
Data and visualization literacy
Visual exploration of graphs and networks
Episode 84, August 7, 2019 - Dr. Nathalie Riche envisions a future in which all of our data will be accessible, meaningful, compelling and artistic. And as a researcher in human computer interaction and information visualization at Microsoft Research, she’s working on technical tools that will help us wrangle our data, extract knowledge from it, and communicate with it in a memorable, persuasive and aesthetically pleasing way. In other words, she wants our data to be both smart… and beautiful!
ActiveInk aims to capture the freedom of a traditional pen, making consuming information and externalizing thoughts about it a cohesive digital experience. The system’s active ink turns pen strokes into a means of executing an intended…