Natalie (Ebenreuter) Lehoux Design Research LabanAssist Interaction Animation Resume Portfolio
Design Research

I see design as a dynamic and complex process made up of diverse people, methods, perspectives and values. Through effective methods of communication, I believe mutual understandings can be developed between designers and various stakeholders in the design process. As a result this can provide designers with a better understanding of the necessary variables of a design situation and inform the creation of useful products or services.

I see interaction as a continuous process of interpretation, whereby an individual's (or an actor's) interpretation of interaction forms a basis for meaning, thought and action. I am particularly interested in understanding the process of designation and interpretation that motivates an individual to act out, any one of the possible lines of action they construct in response to an interactive situation. This is based on symbolic interactionist view rather than one that stems from cognitive processes or sociological determinism.


PhD Abstract [pdf]

PhD Thesis (46 MB) [pdf]
Journal Publications

Lehoux, N. 2013, 'Dance literacy and digital media: Negotiating past, present and future representations of movement', International Journal of Performing Arts & Digital Media 9:1, pp.151-172. [www]

Lehoux, N. 2013, 'Interaction that values co-creation in the design of services', Bell Labs Technical Journal (BLTJ), Special issue on Human Science & User Experience, vol. 17, no. 4, pp.145-156. [www]

Lehoux, N. 2013, 'Design as a Field of Inquiry: A Reflection on Design Methods,' The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.85-96. [www]

Ebenreuter, N. 2011, 'Dewey: Understanding the significance of design strategy,' Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.31-38. [www]

Ebenreuter, N. 2007, 'Dynamics of Design,' Kybernetes: The International Journal of Systems & Cybernetics, vol. 36, no. 9/10, pp. 1318 - 1328. [www]

Ebenreuter, N. 2005, 'Dance Movement: A Focus on the Technology,' IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 25, no. 6 November/December 2005, pp. 80-83. [www]

Conference Publications

Lehoux, N. 2013, 'Learning from concrete phenomenon to envision interactive television services that capture the human experience' in the Proceedings of IBC 2013, Amsterdam, NE, August 12-17. [www]

Kirkegaard Rasmussen, M., Lehoux, N., Ocnarescu, I and Gall Krogh, P. 2012, 'I'll knock you when I'm ready… Reflecting on media richness beyond bandwidth and imitation' in the Proceedings of DIS 2012, Newcastle, UK, June 11-15. [www]

Lehoux, N. 2012, 'An organizing principle as a guide for collaborative thought and action' in the Proceedings of ADS-VIS2011: Making visible the invisible: Data Visualisation in Art, Design and Science Collaborations University of Huddersfield, UK, March 10th-11th. [www]

Ebenreuter, N. 2011, 'Mapping Movement: A human movement-based framework for the creation of organised integrated experiences' in the Proceedings of The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Delft University, The Netherlands, October 31 - November 4. [www]
Ebenreuter, N. and Decotter, D. 2011, 'Strategic Argumentation: a method of approach' in the Proceedings of Design, Development & Research, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Cape Town, pp. 254-267. [www]
Ebenreuter, N. 2011, 'Designing a way to visualize the invisible through the dynamic illustration of conversations' in the Proceedings of The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2011) Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, September 14-21st. [www]

Ebenreuter, N. and Geerts, M. 2011, 'Design Strategy: towards an understanding of different methods and perspectives' in the Proceedings of Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, Milan, Italy, pp. 397-404. [www]
Ebenreuter, N. 2010, 'Understanding the practical challenges of moving from closed to open source collaborative design' in the Proceedings of DRS2010, Design Research Society Biennial Conference, Montreal, Canada, July 7-9. [www]
Ebenreuter, N. 2009, 'Working towards an open source design approach for the development of collaborative design projects' in the Proceedings of OZCHI 2009, Melbourne, Australia, November 25-27, pp. 285-288. [www]

Ebenreuter, N. 2008, 'An Interactive Dance of Communication' in the Proceedings of Systems Research in the Arts and Humanities Symposium - Volume II of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany, July 28–30 (Canada: IIAS, 2008), pp. 27-31.

Ebenreuter, N. 2008, 'When conventional procedures are no longer the rule for application: design as a discipline opens up to new possibilities' in the Proceedings of DRS2008, Design Research Society Biennial Conference, Sheffield, UK, July 16-19, pp. 101- 111. [www]

Ebenreuter, N. 2007, 'The Co-creation of a Prototype Application for the Composition, Interpretation and Verification of Labanotation Scores', in the Proceedings of the 25th Biennial Conference of International Council of Kinetography Laban/Labanotation. [www]

Ebenreuter, N. 2007, 'A collaborative approach to the design of interactive systems for the documentation of dance' Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference on Creativity & Cognition, Washington, DC, USA, June 13 - 15, ACM Press New York, NY, 282-282. [www]

Ebenreuter, N. 2006, 'Transference of dance knowledge through interface design' CHI '06 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, Montréal, Québec, Canada, ACM Press 1739-1742. [www]

Workshop Position Papers

Lehoux, N. 2013, 'Position Paper: Challenging the Control of Evolving TV Services', for Exploring and Enhancing the User Experience for TV in CHI 2013 Changing Perspectives, Paris, France. [www]

Ebenreuter, N. 2010, 'Exploring future design methods and tools for the creation of ephemeral interactions: A Position Paper', for Crafting the Immaterial Materiality in Interactive Products and Services in the 7th International Conference on Design & Emotion, Chicago, USA. [www]


Robinson, J & Ebenreuter, N. EP 10305442.5: Group reading progression monitoring by display analysis.
Gardes et al., P-517/US: Video Content Item Timeline.