Barry Katz: 2016 HCI+Design Workshop


Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Location: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"The Hyphen is Design:An Outsider's Look at Human-Computer Interaction"



This talk, humbly offered by a non-scientist to an audience of experts, will offer a historian's perspective on the convergence of humans and computers. Beginning with the visionary work of Engelbart's Augmentation Research Center in the 1960s, to the research prototype built at Xerox PARC in the 1970s, to the successful commercialization of "personal computing" in the 1980s, we will examine some of the forces that have driven-and hindered-the development of a truly humanistic computing experience. Clearly, there's still a long way to go!


Barry Katz is consulting professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, professor of Industrial and Interaction Design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and Fellow at IDEO, Inc., the Silicon Valley-based design and innovation consultancy.

Barry is the author of six books, including Change By Design with Tim Brown, (Harper Collins, 2009), and Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design (MIT Press 2015). His writings on design as a strategy of innovation have appeared in many academic, professional, and popular journals.