Jean-Philippe Rivière

Title: Ph.D.
Advisor: Wendy Mackay, Sarah Fdili Alaoui & Baptiste Caramiaux


I am a former Ph.D. student of the ex)situ team. I did my thesis under the direction of Wendy Mackay, Sarah Fdili Alaoui and Baptiste Caramiaux.

I am currently working on the partnership between humans and computers in the contexts of movement acquisition. I am particularly interested in supporting motor skill acquisition in creative practices such as dance. My principal research interest is to understand how to design tools that could be used by dancers in a pedagogical context. I am currently working with professional contemporary dancers and choreographers in order to reveal strategies taken by dancers in their practice and to examine the potential of technology to elicit this knowledge. In particular, how dancers can decompose and recompose a movement during learning, and what strategies are used.

I received a Master degree in computer science, specialization in Human-Computer Interaction from Paul Sabatier University and the Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (Toulouse) .



Jean-Philippe Rivière (2020).
Capturing traces of the dance learning process.
Ph.D. Dissertation. Université Paris-Saclay.


Jean-Philippe Rivière, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Baptiste Caramiaux, and Wendy Mackay (2019).
Capturing Movement Decomposition to Support Learning and Teaching in Contemporary Dance.
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 3, CSCW (Aug. 2019), 1–22.


Jean-Philippe Rivière, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Baptiste Caramiaux, and Wendy Mackay (2018).
How Do Dancers Learn To Dance?.
In MOCO 2018 - 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing (Genoa, Italy). 1–8.