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Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

*** Note: This lecture takes place in [http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/IPRO/sibley.shtml|Sibley Auditorium] in the UC Berkeley Bechtel Engineering Center. ***
Regents' Lecturer Bill Buxton began his career in the computer music field and early on stressed the important role of human computer interaction in musical creation and performance. His work in music spread to graphics and, in fact, to the entire field of human computer interaction design.

Currently a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Buxton keeps his [http://www.billbuxton.com/|website] up to date with biographical information as well as announcements of his speaking engagements. His recent book [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/76140877&referer=brief_results|Sketching User Experiences] published by Microsoft Press has received wide ranging critical acclaim. This work has been reviewed on BusinessWeek.com and strategy-business.com -- the latter states that the book "has earned its spot as the best innovation book of this year."

His many achievements include a Lifetime Achievement Award from ACM SIGCHI in 2008 and election as a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) in 2009.

Other presentations during Buxton's residency as a UC Berkeley Regents' Lecturer include:
- Tuesday, February 17, 2:00 pm: Adrian Freed and Bill Buxton discuss "The prehistory of Multitouch and Tangible Computing: Electronic Musical Instruments from 1890’s to 1970", at CNMAT
- Wednesday, February 18, 6:00 - 7:30pm, "Getting the Design Right and the Right Design" at 101 South Hall, part of the UC Berkeley Center for New Media's [http://groups.ischool.berkeley.edu/dbox/?page_id=28|Design Futures] Spring 2009 series
- Thursday, February 19, 4:00 pm, "Sketching User Experience" at the [http://bid.berkeley.edu/directions/|Berkeley Institute of Design] (spans rooms 354 and 360 of the Hearst Memorial Mining Building)

Mr. Buxton's residency is supported by the UC Berkeley Regents' Professorships and Lectureships Program.

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