Pierre Leclercq

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Our objective is to measure and compare the quality of collaboration in technology-mediated design activities. Our position is to consider collaboration as multidimensional. We present a method to assess quality of collaboration which is composed of seven dimensions concerning communication processes such as grounding, coordination processes, taskrelated(More)
Although the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus is a sexually dimorphic region of the rat brain, there are no reports of sex differences in the number of neurons containing specific neuropeptides within this structure. As cells synthesizing calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) have been shown to exhibit sex differences in other steroid-receptive regions of the(More)
Architects widely resort to sketch during their early phase of design, because sketching appears to be the most adapted mean to express and to manipulate creative ideas. In order to assist the designers during this inventive phase of work we have developed EsQUIsE-SMA, an on-line system for capturing and interpreting architectural sketches. This prototype(More)
In this paper, we present an original environment, the Distributed Collaborative Design Studio (DCDS) which allows multimodal real-time remote exchanges, and which aims at re-creating remotely the conditions of co-present meetings. This environment associates a videoconference tool (supporting verbal and non-verbal communication) and an original realtime(More)
The goal of this paper is to reexamine assumptions about sketch-based interfaces for modeling in the context of designers’ needs and practices. Research questions examine (a) the type of sketch support and (b) the timing of support. Both concepts try to determine when, what, why and how to augment design processes in a way that is useful to designers. Two(More)