Nolwenn Maudet

Title: Post Doc at Inria

I am an interaction designer and Human-Computer Interaction researcher. I am currently a Post-Doc at ex)situ (Inria), working on improving digital tools for graphic and interaction designers.
I just completed my PhD entitled “Designing Design Tools” under the direction of Michel Beaudouin-Lafon and Wendy Mackay.
I am president of the francophone association for young design researchers: Design en Recherche.

Research Interests
I work as a design researcher using HCI methods to understand how designers work and how we can rethink creativity support tools to better support their practices. I articulate my research around three axes: empirical, theoretical and design work. I also develop and explore novel methodologies for conducting design research and bridging the gap between empirical and design work.



Germán Leiva, Nolwenn Maudet, Wendy Mackay, and Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (2019).
Enact: Reducing Designer-Developer Breakdowns when Prototyping Custom Interactions.
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 26, 3, Article 19 (June 2019), 48 pages.


Germán Leiva, Nolwenn Maudet, and Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (2018).
Towards Collaborative Prototyping Tools for Interaction Design.
In Workshop: Digital Tools in Collaborative Creative Work. Oslo, Norway.
In conjunction with NordiCHI 2018.


Nolwenn Maudet (2017).
Designing Design Tools.
Ph.D. Dissertation. Université Paris Saclay (COmUE).
Nolwenn Maudet, Ghita Jalal, Philip Tchernavskij, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, and Wendy Mackay (2017).
Beyond Grids, Interactive Graphical Substrates to Structure Digital Layout.
In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2017 (Denver, USA), ACM (Ed.) . ACM, 5053–5064.
Nolwenn Maudet, Germán Leiva, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, and Wendy E. Mackay (2017).
Design Breakdowns: Designer-Developer Gaps in Representing and Interpreting Interactive Systems.
In CSCW 2017 - Proceeding of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (Portland, USA). ACM, 630–641.


Marianela Ciolfi Felice, Nolwenn Maudet, Wendy E. Mackay, and Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (2016).
Beyond Snapping: Persistent, Tweakable Alignment and Distribution with StickyLines.
In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2016) (Tokyo, Japan). ACM, 133–144.


Honorable Mention
Ghita Jalal, Nolwenn Maudet, and Wendy E. Mackay (2015).
Color Portraits: From Color Picking to Interacting with Color.
In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015) (Seoul, South Korea). ACM, 4207–4216.