Ben Shneiderman (1947-)
Dr. Shneiderman is the author of ‘Software Psychology: Human Factors in Computer and Information Systems’ (1980) in which he coined the term direct manipulation. Later he wrote the influential text book ‘Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction’ (1987, third edition 1998).
Ben Shneiderman has written over 200 articles and published several books, including Elements of FORTRAN Style: Techniques for Effective Programming (with Charles Kreitzberg, 1972); and Hypertext Hands-On! An Introduction to a New Way of Organizing and Accessing Information (with Greg Kearsley, 1989). He has also edited numerous articles and several books, including Directions in Human/Computer Interaction (1982) and Sparks of Innovation in Human-Computer Interaction (1993).
Ben Shneiderman was a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and Member of the Institutes for Advanced Computer Studies and for Systems Research, all at the University of Maryland at College Park.