My Story

As one of heavy users of mobile devices, mobile interactions has always been my interest. I was introduced to HCI in my master program, where I worked on developing a novel interaction technique for route following in map application, to provide an easy yet powerful route following technique in both desktop and mobile setting. As my passion towards HCI research continued, after finishing both my master programs I joined NUS-HCI Research Laboratory, Singapore, and work on enhancing the easy access property of mobile devices in mobile setting through vibration-based notification interface. The more I learn, the more I realize there are more to be explored than just powerful gestures and ease of use. I believe one of the fundamental point to bridge humans and computer is how we support users to learn to exploit the mobile device, so that novice users can gradually transform to expert users. Once they are, not only they get the ease and quick of use, but also the ability to appropriate the device according to their special needs.

Education

2012 - 2014 Master (MTI) in Information Technology
in University of Indonesia (Indonesia) with GPA 3.79/4.0. Cumlaude.
Received Fast Track scholarship from BPKLN Direktorat Jendral Pendidikan Tinggi (DIKTI), Ministries of Education and Culture of Indonesia
2012 - 2013 Master 2 (MSc) in Computer Science, Specialitity Human-Computer Interaction
in Universite Paris-Sud XI (France) with GPA 15.03/20. Bien.
2008 - 2012 Bachelor (S.Kom) in Computer Science
in University of Indonesia (Indonesia) with GPA 3.69/4.0. Cumlaude.

Projects

Expressive Keyboard

This on-going project is my Ph.D topic. I've been working on leveraging the variations in human behaviour to produce expressive output, to improve user control, and to facilitate appropriation.

OmniVib

I worked on a project in designing and evaluating a vibration-based notification interface in a mobile device. We proposed a model and guidelines in designing cross-body tactile patterns as a notification. [April-September 2014]

Route Lens

I worked on developing a novel interaction technique for route following in map application, to provide an easy yet powerful route following technique in both desktop and mobile setting. [April-September 2013]

Publications

Jessalyn Alvina, Carla Griggio, Xiaojun Bi, Wendy Mackay. CommandBoard: Creating a general-purpose command gesture input space for soft keyboards. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST '17), October 2017, Quebec City, Canada. To appear.

Jessalyn Alvina, Joseph Malloch, Wendy Mackay. Expressive Keyboards: Enriching Gesture-Typing on Mobile Devices. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST '16), October 2016, Tokyo, Japan. [ACM] [HAL] [MP4]

Jessalyn Alvina, Shengdong Zhao, Simon T. Perrault, Maryam Azh, Thijs Roumen, and Morten Fjeld. 2015. OmniVib: Towards Cross-body Spatiotemporal Vibrotactile Notifications for Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15), April 2015, Seoul, South Korea. [ACM] [PDF] [MP4]

Jessalyn Alvina, Caroline Appert, Olivier Chapuis, and Emmanuel Pietriga. 2014. RouteLens: easy route following for map applications. In Proceedings of the 2014 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI '14), May 2014, Como, Italy. [ACM] [HAL] [demo]

About me

I am a Ph.D candidate in ex)situ, INRIA Saclay and Universite Paris-Saclay. I started my Ph.D in 2014 under the supervision of Wendy Mackay. My research focuses on enhancing mobile interaction by leveraging human ability and motor control to perceive and to produce rich data. During my master, I worked at in|situ, LRI with Caroline Appert and Olivier Chapuis. Afterwards, I worked as a research assistant at NUS HCI Lab with Shengdong Zhao.

Contact
e-mail: alvina[at]lri.fr
Universite Paris Sud XI
PCRI Bat. 650 Ada Lovelace
Rue Noetzlin, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette