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Special Interests: usability; speech-based systems; security and privacy; personalization

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John Karat

John Karat, Ph.D., is a long time researcher in the field of human-computer interaction. Over his career with IBM Development (1982-1987) and Research (1987-current) he has researched, advised and designed guidelines and principles for user interface design (including chairing committees for the development of ANSI and ISO standards), design collaboration, speech-based systems, and electronic medical record systems.  His research also includes information search and unstructured knowledge management, entertainment, personalization, and security and privacy.  

John has been awarded six patents and received a number of internal IBM awards for invention achievement and other contributions. Recent publications have been in the areas of speech user interfaces (best paper award at the 1999 IFIP INTERACT conference), personalization (including an edited book “Designing Personalized User Experiences in eCommerce” published by Kluwer), and development of a policy management workbench for privacy (best paper nominee at ACM SIGCHI 2006, and an honorable mention for best privacy-related paper of the year from Microsoft at the Privacy Enhancing Technologies  conference – PET 2006). In 2008, John received the Lifetime Service Award from ACM SIGCHI, and was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2009.

John has published over 100 articles in professional and technical journals, delivered keynote addresses at international conferences, taught courses, edited a book on software design techniques, and authored numerous book chapters. John has served on the editorial board for 3 Journals, as editor of one, and has held executive positions in several professional societies. He is currently co-editor-in-chief of the Springer book series in human-computer-interaction.



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Title: User Walkthroughs
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Title: Modeling User Interactions and Experience
Course #: E 10
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