Victoria Bellotti is a Research Fellow and developer of PARC's Opportunity Discovery research and strategic investment targeting program, which assists clients in identifying the best direction to move with new technology-centered business ventures. She studies people to understand their practices, problems, and requirements for future technology, and designs and analyzes human-centered systems, focusing on user experience.
Best known for her research on personal information management and task management, Dr. Bellotti has more recently been focusing on user-centered design of context- and activity-aware computing systems. Her previous work at London University, United Kingdom, The British Government's Department of Trade and Industry, EuroPARC, and Apple encompasses domains such as transportation, process control, computer-mediated communication, collaboration, and ubiquitous computing.
Dr. Bellotti received her Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from Queen Mary and Westfield College, an M.S. in Ergonomics, and a B.S. in Psychology from University College, all within London University in the United Kingdom. She is co-author of 20 patents and is an author or co-author on over 50 papers and book chapters. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Jack Baskin School of Computer Engineering at University of California Santa Cruz and Associate Editor of the International Journal of HCI. She has been serving as one of the two co-chairs of the "Understanding People" technical papers subcommittee for 2013 and 2014 of the ACM SIGCHI conference. In 2013 she was awarded membership of the ACM SIGCHI Academy for her contributions to the field and professional community of Human Computer Interaction.
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28 April 2014 | Toronto, ON, Canada
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11 July 2013 | George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC