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Bill Buxton

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Bill Buxton is Principal Scientist at Microsoft Research and the author of Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design. Previously, he was a researcher at Xerox PARC, a professor at the University of Toronto, and Chief Scientist of Alias Research and SGI Inc.

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    Even great ideas have a limited shelf life. Bill Buxton has some stern words of advice for those looking to rest on their laurels
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    We live in a culture that's verging on an obsession with training. It stops us from seeing what we—and those around us—can really do
  • The Mad Dash Toward Touch Technology
    True innovators need to know as much about when, why, and how not to use trendy technology as when to use it
  • Innovation Calls For I-Shaped People
    These thinkers have their feet firmly planted in the practical world, can stretch their heads to the clouds—and simultaneously span all of the…
  • On Engineering and Design: An Open Letter
    Microsoft Research Principal Scientist Bill Buxton calls for engineers and user-experience designers to learn to appreciate one another

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