Microsoft Hires Leading Scientist
Microsoft Corp. has hired Bill Buxton, a leading computer scientist and designer specializing in the human aspects of technology.Microsoft Corp. has hired Bill Buxton, a leading computer scientist and designer specializing in the human aspects of technology, to work with Microsoft Research and assist on various projects the company has ongoing in its research labs around the world. Buxton, who will hold the title of senior researcher at the Redmond, Wash., company, brings a pedigree that includes research efforts at Palo Alto Research Center Inc., Silicon Graphics Inc., Alias Wavefront (now Alias Systems Corp.), and other academic and commercial pursuits.
Buxton, a Canadian, said he has spent the last 30 years studying and observing how people use technology. He said that it has become easy to predict what the technology of the future will be, but what isnt easy is determining how people are going to use that technology.