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Bill Buxton is a relentless advocate for innovation, design, and—especially—the appropriate consideration of human values, capacity, and culture in the conception, implementation, and use of new products and technologies. This is reflected in his research, teaching, talks, and writing—including his column on design and innovation for BusinessWeek.com, and his 2007 book, Sketching User Experiences.
In December 2005, he was appointed Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Prior to that, he was Principal of his own Toronto-based boutique design and consulting firm, Buxton Design.
Buxton began his career as a composer and performer, having done a Bachelor of Music degree at Queen's University. He then studied and taught for two years at the Institute of Sonology, Utrecht, Holland.
Outside of work, Buxton loves the outdoors. He is especially passionate about mountains, including skiing, climbing, and touring, both in summer and winter. In addition, he is an avid cyclist, and active in kayaking, SCUBA diving, windsurfing, and an accomplished
equestrian. Finally, he has a life-long fascination with both art and his wife, Elizabeth—who owns and operates a contemporary art gallery,
Gallery 888, in Toronto, Canada.
Stuff Bill recommends you check out
- Bill Buxton's site
- Take a look at what Microsoft Research is working on
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