Bill Buxton has joined Microsoft Reaearch.
It is with more than a little excitement that I want to announce that as of Dec. 5, I will be assuming the position of Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research. For someone with my background, this is a great opportunity, as well as a healthy challenge. The opportunity is to be in the best position imaginable to leverage 30+ years of accumulated work. As someone who has always been driven by making a positive difference in how people experience technology, what more could I ask for? It is also an opportunity to work with some of the best researchers in the world, both inside and outside of Microsoft, to continue making a difference.
The challenge is obviously one of transforming this potential into a reality.
Bill attended the Horizon Design Summit last year that was co-sponsored by Co-Sponsored by IDSA and Microsoft. I hope that he can help re-dress the balance between technology and people at Microsoft Research by ensuring that more focus is given to the human aspects of the technology we create.
Good Luck Bill