MINT research team @ CRIStAL, Université de Lille

Recent projects


The MINT team conducts research in Human-Computer Interaction on the notion of "extended interaction in observed situations", covering contexts such as interfaces in public spaces, artistic performances, teaching, but also rehabilitation (e.g., a practitioner observing a patient) or collaboration in general. More specifically, we focus on three main goals:

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MagneTip @ NIME 2024

Esther Gruy will present a paper on a novel device for musical drawing in extended reality at the NIME conference in Utrecht in September.

More details soon ...

New PhD students

Two PhD students joined the team !

Esther Gruy will work on novel devices and techniques for expressive 3D interaction, in particular 3D musical drawing.

Martin Birlouez will work on semi-private proxemic interaction for co-located collaboration.

MINT @ IHM 2023

A collaboration with Detjon Brahimaj and colleagues of the L2EP was presented as a paper at the French national conference on Human Computer Interaction : IHM 2023.

  • "Cross-modal interaction of stereoscopy, surface deformation and tactile feedback on the perception of texture roughness in an active touch condition" The paper is accessible here.

MINT @ NIME 2023

A performance of the project Vibrating Shapes in collaboration with Sebastien Beaumont and Ivann Cruz, was selected to be presented at the Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2023.

It can be watched on this page !

Artistic collaborations

Three artistic projects that use the revealed augmented reality technology created by the team :

  • The Cyber-Opera Terres Rares, a collaboration with Éolie Songe, was presented at Grand Sud, Lille on September 23rd and 24th.
  • Vibrating Shapes, a collaboration with Muzzix, was presented at the Forum des Sciences on September 25th. Below a glance at the new prototype :
  • La Terre Rêve Encore, an installation based on scenes from Terres Rares, will be presented at Experimenta 2022, on October 20-21-22.

Vincent Reynaert Phd Defense

Vincent Reynaert successfully defended his PhD on the "Study of Arm Fatigability during Mid-Air Gestual Interactions In Virtual Reality"

Congratulations Vincent !

MINT @ Interact 2021

Vincent Reynaert will be presenting a paper entitled The Effect of Rhythm in Mid-air Gestures on the User Experience in Virtual Reality at INTERACT 2021.