David BonnetDavid Bonnet


PhD Candidate
University of Orsay, France


My thesis topic is about gestural and instrumental interaction in which gestures are considered as instruments that can be created, configured and used on the fly to select and edit objects. To that end, my work aims at providing new gesture capabilities and tools to support their design by considering human factors (motor and cognitive skills) and system factors (recognition accuracy).


SPad: A Bimanual Interaction Technique for Productivity Applications on Multi-touch Tablets

Cédric Foucault, Manfred Micaux, David Bonnet and Michel Beaudouin-Lafon Poster paper in the extended abstracts of CHI '14 (2014)
ACM | Video | Poster


Coordination of Tilt and Touch in One- and Two-Handed Use

Theophanis Tsandilas, Caroline Appert, Anastasia Bezerianos and David Bonnet Short paper (4 pages) in the proceedings of CHI '14 (2014)
ACM | Project page


Extending the Vocabulary of Touch Events with ThumbRock

David Bonnet, Caroline Appert and Michel Beaudouin-Lafon Full paper (8 pages) in the proceedings of GI '13 (2013)
ACM | Video | Slides


SAM: The Swiss Army Menu

David Bonnet and Caroline Appert Short paper (4 pages) in the proceedings of IHM '11 (2011)
ACM | Demo | Slides


Internship Supervision

  • Engineering the smartphone embedded part of a gesture toolkit
    Mickaël Guilbeaud (Master Student), June 2013—September 2013
  • Capturing the daily gestural behavior of users with their smartphone
    Oliver de Cramer & Mickaël Guilbeaud (Master Students), January 2013—May 2013

Teaching Assistant


Reviewing and Dissemination Activities

Master Projects