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Renaud Gervais

Researcher, designer, technologist. I strive for a more positive impact of technology in our lives.

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I am an interaction designer and a researcher in Human-Computer Interaction. Until recently, I have been a post-doctoral researcher and completed my PhD thesis at Inria Bordeaux, France in the Potioc team. My main interest lies in the overall human experience and exploring how digital mediums can be used to have a positive impact in our lives, by creating mindful, playful and reflective experiences.

I like when the digital world is anchored in reality and especially when it takes a physical form. In my research, I’ve been leveraging tools from tangible interaction, spatial augmented reality and physiological computing to create tools like Inner Garden, Tobe and Teegi, hoping to create artifacts that foster introspection, empathy and well-being.

Recently, I moved back to Canada and am currently looking for my next adventure! Therefore, if you see any project that you like on this website, please do not hesitate to contact me!