Portrait of Nathalie Henry Riche

Nathalie Henry Riche



Nathalie is a researcher at Microsoft Research since december 2008. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Univeristy of Paris XI and Inria, France, as well as from the university of Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on human-computer interaction and information visualization.

Research interests

Recent publications


Basak Alper, Nathalie Henry Riche, Fanny Chevalier, Jeremy Boy, and Metin Sezgin. Visualization Literacy at Elementary School. In Proceedings of CHI 2017, to appear. [pdf] [video] [supplemental material] [try c’est la vis as a grade K student,  a grade 2 student a grade K teachera grade 2 teacher]

Yann Riche, Nathalie Henry Riche, Ken Hinckley, Sheri Panabaker, Sarah Fuelling, Sarah Williams. As We May Ink? Learning from Everyday Analog Pen Use to Improve Digital Ink Experiences. In Proceedings of CHI 2017, to appear. [supplemental material]

Fereshteh Amini, Nathalie Henry Riche, Bongshin Lee, Andres Monroy-Hernández, Pourang Irani. Authoring Data-Driven Videos with DataClips. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE VIS 2016). 23(1): 501-510 (2017)

Benjamin Bach, Nathalie Henry Riche, Christophe Hurter, Kim Marriott, Tim Dwyer. Towards Unambiguous Edge Bundling: Investigating Confluent Drawings for Network Visualization. n IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE VIS 2016). 23(1): 541-550 (2017)

Kiley Sobel, Geza Kovacs, Galen McQuillen, Andrew Cross, Nirupama Chandrasekaran, Nathalie Henry Riche, Ed Cutrell, Meredith Ringel Morris.
EduFeed: A Social Feed to Engage Preliterate Children in Educational Activities. In Proceedings of CSCW 2017. 491-504


Michael Behrisch, Benjamin Bach, Nathalie Henry Riche, Tobias Schreck, Jean-Daniel Fekete. Matrix Reordering Methods for Table and Network Visualization. STAR . In Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EuroVis 2016). 35(3): 693-716 (2016)

Quirijn W. Bouts, Tim Dwyer, Jason Dykes, Bettina Speckmann, Sarah Goodwin, Nathalie Henry Riche, Sheelagh Carpendale, Ariel Liebman. Visual Encoding of Dissimilarity Data via Topology-Preserving Map Deformation. In Proceedings of IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 22(9): 2200-2213 (2016)

Fanny Chevalier, Nathalie Henry Riche, Catherine Plaisant, Amira Chalbi, Christophe Hurter. Animations 25 Years Later: New Roles and Opportunities. In Proceedings of AVI 2016: 280-287

Benjamin Bach, Natalie Kerracher, Kyle Wm. Hall, Sheelagh Carpendale, Jessie Kennedy, Nathalie Henry Riche. Telling Stories about Dynamic Networks with Graph Comics. In Proceedings of CHI 2016: 3670-3682

Sheelagh Carpendale, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Nathalie Henry Riche, Christophe Hurter. Data-Driven Storytelling (Dagstuhl Seminar 16061). Dagstuhl Reports 6(2): 1-27 (2016)

Tim Dwyer, Nathalie Henry Riche, Karsten Klein, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Bruce H. Thomas. Immersive Analytics (Dagstuhl Seminar 16231). Dagstuhl Reports 6(6): 1-9 (2016)


Beyond Mouse and Keyboard: Novel Interaction for Visualization

Established: June 21, 2010

Microsoft continues to innovate in the NUI space, continuously providing new modalities for interacting with our computing systems. We are leveraging our expertise in NUI and developing a radically new way for people to more naturally access information that helps…

Data-Driven Storytelling

Established: May 14, 2012

Practitioners increasingly use visualizations “in the wild” to tell compelling stories supported by data, and continually develop novel techniques that help integrate data visualization into narrative stories. The visualization research community has recently begun to pay more attention to the…

Data and Visualization Literacy

Established: January 1, 2011

In this new era of fake news, viral content and social media, data literacy is crucial. Modern citizens in our age of information need to be data literate in order to make informed decisions that may affect all aspects of their…

C’est la vis: Visualization Literacy at Elementary School

Established: January 30, 2014

This work advances our understanding of children’s visualization literacy, and aims to improve it with a novel approach for teaching visualization at elementary schools. We contribute an analysis of data graphics and activities employed in grade K to 4 educational…

As we May Ink?

Established: January 6, 2015

As We May Ink? Learning from Everyday Analog Pen Use to Improve Digital Ink Experiences Abstract This project sheds light on gaps and discrepancies between the experiences afforded by analog pens and their digital counterparts. Despite the long history (and…