Keynote Speakers

Professor Brad A. Myers

Human Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Brad A. Myers is a Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is an IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, winner of six best paper awards and a Most Influential Paper Award, and a member of the CHI Academy, an honor bestowed on the principal leaders of the field. He is the principal investigator for the Natural Programming Project and the Pebbles Handheld Computer Project, and previously led the Amulet and Garnet projects. He is the author or editor of over 400 publications, including the books "Creating User Interfaces by Demonstration" and "Languages for Developing User Interfaces," and he has been on the editorial board of five journals. He has been a consultant on user interface design and implementation to over 75 companies, and regularly teaches courses on user interface design and software. Myers received a PhD in computer science at the University of Toronto where he developed the Peridot user interface tool. He received the MS and BSc degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during which time he was a research intern at Xerox PARC. From 1980 until 1983, he worked at PERQ Systems Corporation. His research interests include user interface development systems, user interfaces, handheld computers, programming environments, programming language design, programming by example, visual programming, interaction techniques, and window management. He belongs to ACM, SIGCHI, IEEE, and the IEEE Computer Society.


Professor David Benyon

Director of Centre for Interaction Design, Edinburgh Napier University

David Benyon is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Director of the Centre for interaction Design at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He has been working in the field of HCI for over twenty years and is author of one of the main textbooks in the area: Designing Interactive Systems: A comprehensive guide to HCI, UX and interaction design (published by Pearson, 3rd edition 2013). David has published widely on both the theory and practice of HCI and interaction design drawing on extensive experience gained through research funded by the EU, the UK’s research councils and industry. His co-authored monograph, Designing with Blends (MIT Press, 2007) brought the ideas of conceptual blending to HCI and led to ideas of blended physical-digital spaces and looking at interaction design as the navigation of blended spaces. His next book, Spaces of Interaction is due for publication by Morgan and Claypool in 2014.