Jean-François Lapointe

Roles and responsibilities

As a Research Officer and Team Leader in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, I am coordinating the efforts of the team members to obtain the highest possible impact.

Current research and/or projects

Doing R&D to improve the science and performance of human-machine systems that involve digital technologies.


  • Short graduate program in Project Management, University of Quebec in Outaouais, 2016
  • Ph.D. in Human Factors, University of Montreal (Polytechnique), 1999
  • M.Eng. in Robotics, University of Montreal (Polytechnique), 1994
  • B.Eng. in Manufacturing, University of Montreal (Polytechnique), 1992


Key publications

  • Lapointe JF., Vinson N.G., Katsuragawa K., Emond B. (2021) A Review of Distributed VR Co-design Systems. In: Chen J.Y.C., Fragomeni G. (eds) Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. HCII 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12770. Springer, Cham, pp. 499-510.


  • Lapointe, J.-F., Savard, P., Vinson, N. G., "A Comparative Study of Four Input Devices for Desktop Virtual Walkthroughs", Computers in Human Behavior. 27(6), November 2011, pp. 2186-2191.


  • Lapointe, J.-F., "A Testbed to Measure the Effectiveness of 3D Travel Interfaces for Virtual Environments", Proceedings of the IEEE International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC 2008), May 12-15, 2008, pp. 598-601.


  • Lapointe, J.-F., Godin, G., "On-Screen Laser Spot Detection for Large Display Interaction", Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Virtual Environments and their Applications (HAVE 2005), October 1-2, 2005, pp. 72-76.


  • Lapointe, J.-F., "COSMOS: A VR-Based Proof-of-Concept Interface for Advanced Space Robot Control", Proceedings of ICAT 2005 - 15th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, December 5-8, 2005, pp. 215-219.

Jean-François Lapointe

Senior Research Officer
Digital Technologies
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: French
Other(s): English
Telephone: 613-993-0158

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Information Technology, Computer science, Human-computer interaction