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Ronald M. Baecker is Bell University Laboratories Chair in Human-Computer Interaction and Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Management at the University of Toronto, Chief Scientist, Knowledge Media Design Institute and co-Director of the Dynamic Graphics Project. He has been a Summer Staff Member at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, a Senior Visiting Scholar in the Human Interface Group of Apple Computer, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland, the University of British Columbia, and the M.I.T. Media Laboratory. He also was founder, president, and Chairman of the Board of HCR Corporation, Canada's leading UNIX systems software firm, sold in 1990 to The Santa Cruz Operation.
The author of roughly one hundred technical papers, films, and video tapes, he is an active researcher and lecturer on topics including human-computer interaction, user interface design, software visualization, computer-supported cooperative work, interactive computer graphics, computer-based multi-media, and entrepreneurship in the software industry. He is co-author/editor, along with William Buxton, of the book Readings in Human-Computer Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach, and co-author, along with Aaron Marcus, of the book Human Factors and Typography for More Readable Programs, author/editor of the book Readings in Groupware and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: Facilitating Human-Human Collaboration, and co-author/editor along with William Buxton, Jonathan Grudin, and Saul Greenberg, of the book. Readings in Human-Computer Interaction: Toward the Year 2000. He received a B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from M.I.T. Professor Baecker developed, and currently teaches, The Business of Software (CSC 454/2527). Students wishing to enroll in this course must complete a ballot form and return it to the student counselor in SF 2304D (along with supporting documentation) by the date posted by the undergraduate secretary. Enrolment is limited. Late ballots will not be considered. Another course developed by Professor Baecker, Design of Interactive Computational Media (CSC 318), is currently being taught by monica schraefel. Students wishing to enroll in this course must complete a ballot form (available on the course web site). Enrolment is limited. Late ballots will not be considered.
|Baecker, R.M., Grudin, J., Buxton, W., and Greenberg, S. Readings in Human Computer Interaction: Toward the Year 2000, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, April 1995, 950 pp. Including 190 pp. of original interpretive material.|
|Baecker, R.M. Readings in Groupware and Computer Supported Cooperation Work: Software to Facilitate Human-Human Collaboration, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1993, 882 pp. Including 60 pp. of original interpretive material.|
|Baecker, R.M. and Marcus, A., Human Factors and Typography for More Readable Programs, ACM Press, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1990, 346 pp.|
|Baecker, R.M. and Buxton, W. Readings in Human Computer Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1987, 738 pp. Including 150 pp. of original interpretive material.|
These papers may be cited or briefly quoted in line with the usual academic conventions. You may also download it for your own personal use. This paper must not be published elsewhere without the author's explicit permission.
Baecker, R.M., Booth, K., Jovicic, S., McGrenere, J., Moore, G., "Bridging the Gap Between What Users Know and What They Need to Know." ACM Conference on Universal Usability, Nov.2000
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|Baecker, R.M. and Posner, I., "Children as Digital Motion Picture Authors." In Druin, A. (Ed.), The Design of Children's Technology, Morgan Kaufman, 1999, 169-200.|
Abrams, D., Baecker, R.M., and Chignell, M., "Information Archiving with Bookmarks: Personal Web Space Construction and Organization."
Proceedings ACM SIGCHI '98,41-48.
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|Baecker, R.M., DiGiano, C., and Marcus, A., "Software Visualization for Debugging."Communications of the ACM 40(4), April 1997, 44-54.|
|Yiu, K., Baecker, R.M., Silver, N., and Long, B., "A Time-based Interface for Electronic Mail and Task Management," In Design of Computing Systems: Proceedings of HCI International '97, Volume 2, Elsevier, 1997, 19-22.|
|Posner, I.R., Mitchell, A., and Baecker, R.M., "Learning to Write Together." Appears in Computer Supported Cooperative Writing (R. Rada, Editor), Academic Press, 1996, 161-185.|
|Baecker, R.M., "A New Approach to a University `Computer Literacy' Course." Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Technology and Education., March 1995, pp. 247-249.|
|Baecker, R.M., "What Should Be Taught in a University `Computer Literacy' Course?" Society and the Future of Computing `95, Durango, CO., June 1995.|