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Residence  Canada
Fields  Computer Science, Design
Role  Researcher

Name  Bill Buxton
Nationality  Canadian
Notable students  Brad Myers
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Born  William Arthur Stewart Buxton March 10, 1949 (age 66) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (1949-03-10)
Institutions  Utrecht University University of Toronto Ontario College of Art & Design Alias Wavefront Xerox PARC Microsoft Research
Alma mater  St. Lawrence College Queen's University Utrecht University University of Toronto
Doctoral students  Brad Myers I. Scott MacKenzie Gordon Kurtenbach Shumin Zhai Beverly Harrison George W. Fitzmaurice Ravin Balakrishnan
Known for  User interface pioneer Marking menu Sketching in design
Education  Queen's University, St. Lawrence College, Ontario, Utrecht University, University of Toronto

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William Arthur Stewart "Bill" Buxton (born March 10, 1949) is a Canadian computer scientist and designer. He is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research. He is known for being one of the pioneers in the human–computer interaction field.


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Background and contributions

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Buxton received his bachelor's degree in music from Queen's University in 1973 and his master's degree in computer science from the University of Toronto in 1978.

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Buxton's scientific contributions include applying Fitts' law to human-computer interaction and the invention and analysis of the marking menu (together with Gordon Kurtenbach). He pioneered multi-touch interfaces and music composition tools in the late 1970s, while working in the Dynamic Graphics Project at the University of Toronto. In 2007, he published Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design.

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Buxton is a regular columnist at BusinessWeek. Before joining Microsoft Research he was chief scientist at Alias Wavefront and SGI, and a professor at the University of Toronto.

He received the SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 for his many fundamental contributions to the human–computer interaction field.

Notable honors and awards

  • Elected to the CHI Academy (2002)
  • SIGCHI Lasting Impact Award (2004)
  • SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)
  • Doctor of Design Honoris Causa from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario (June, 2007)
  • Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (2008)
  • Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (June, 2009)
  • Doctor of Industrial Design Honoris Causa from the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands (April, 2010)
  • Doctor of Science Honoris Causa from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (June, 2013)
  • References

    Bill Buxton Wikipedia

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