• Canada-2008

    For contributions to the field of human-computer interaction.

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 past column on design and innovation for, and his 2007 book, Sketching User Experiences.

He is a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, where he has been employed since December 2005. 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, The Netherlands.