Albert N. Badre


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Albert Badre is a Professor in the College of Computing and the School of Psychology at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1973. His teaching, research and professional experience in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Software Usability and Human Interface Design and Technology extend over a period of twenty-eight years.

Dr. Badre's background combines expertise in the empirical methodologies of the behavioral sciences and the design approaches of the computing sciences. He is a frequent consultant and lecturer to the data processing and computer industry in the U.S., Europe, and South America in the area of Human-Computer Interaction.

Dr. Badre has been the principal investigator on numerous research projects and contracts in the areas of software usability and user interface design. He is the author of numerous technical papers in the areas of human computer interaction, user interface design, and cognitive science. He is a co-editor of the book Directions in Human/Computer Interaction. Dr. Badre's latest book is Shaping Web Usability: Interaction Design in Context.

Dr. Badre is the founding Coordinator of the M.S. Degree Program in Human Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech. Dr. Badre's current research includes four areas of focus: The Cultural Context of User Interface Design, Web Usability, Automating Usability Evaluation and Usability in Organizations.

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Badre, Albert N. (2002): Shaping web usability -- interaction design in context. In Interactions, 9 (3) pp. 45-47.

Bowman, Doug A., Davis, Elizabeth Thorpe, Hodges, Larry F., Badre, Albert N. (1999): Maintaining Spatial Orientation during Travel in an Immersive Virtual Environment. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 8 (6) pp. 618-631.

Garcia, Mariano, Badre, Albert N., Stasko, John T. (1994): Development and Validation of Icons Varying in their Abstractness. In Interacting with Computers, 6 (2) pp. 191-211.

Shneiderman, Ben, Badre, Albert N., Santos, Paulo (1994): AVI \'94. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 26 (4) pp. 54-55.

Shackelford, Russell L., Badre, Albert N. (1993): Why Can't Smart Students Solve Simple Programming Problems?. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 38 (6) pp. 985-997.

Adelson, Stephen J., Allen, Jeanette, Badre, Albert N., Hodges, Larry F., Lawrence, Andrea (1993): Performance Comparison of Multiple Image Depth and Shape Cues. In International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 5 (4) pp. 347-360.

Stasko, John T., Badre, Albert N., Lewis, Clayton H. (1993): Do Algorithm Animations Assist Learning? An Empirical Study and Analysis. In: Ashlund, Stacey, Mullet, Kevin, Henderson, Austin, Hollnagel, Erik, White, Ted (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 93 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-29, 1993, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. pp. 61-66.

Russell, C. Ray, Badre, Albert N. (1991): Human-Computer Interface Design and Implementation Details. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 10 (4) pp. 267-280.

Badre, Albert N., Russell, C. Ray (1989): The Effects of Withholding Information about Implementation Details on the Design of a Hum. In International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 1 (1) pp. 53-67.

Badre, Albert N. (1982): Designing the Human-Computer Interface. In: Nichols, Jean A., Schneider, Michael L. (eds.) Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems March 15-17, 1982, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States. pp. 288-291.

Ting, T. C., Badre, Albert N. (1976): A Dynamic Model of Man-Machine Interactions: Design and Application with an Audiographic L. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 8 (1) pp. 75-88.

Badre, Albert N. (2002): Shaping Web Usability: Interaction Design in Context, Addison-Wesley Publishing,

Lawrence, Andrea W., Badre, Albert N., Stasko, John T. (1994): Empirically Evaluating the Use of Animations to Teach Algorithms. In: VL 1994 , 1994, . pp. 48-54.

Santos, Paulo J., Badre, Albert N. (1994): Automatic Chunk Detection in Human-Computer Interaction. In: Advanced Visual Interfaces 1994 , 1994, . pp. 69-77.

Levialdi, Stefano, Badre, Albert N., Chalmers, Matthew, Copeland, P., Mussio, Piero, Solomon, C. (1994): The Interface of the Future. In: Advanced Visual Interfaces 1994 , 1994, . pp. 200-205.

Badre, Albert N., Hudson, Scott E., Santos, Paulo J. (1994): Sychronizing Video and Event Logs for Usability Studies. In: Advanced Visual Interfaces 1994 , 1994, . pp. 222-224.

Santos, Paulo J., Baltzer, Amy J., Badre, Albert N., Henneman, Richard L., Miller, Michael S. (1992): On Handwriting Recognition System Performance: Some Experimental Results. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 36th Annual Meeting , 1992, . pp. 283-287.

Santos, Paulo J., Badre, Albert N. (1997): Discount Usability Engineering. In: Smith, Michael J., Salvendy, Gavriel, Koubek, Richard J. (eds.) HCI International 1997 - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Volume 2 August 24-29, 1997, San Francisco, California, USA. pp. 173-176.

Badre, Albert N., Allen, Jeanette (1989): Graphic Language Representation and Programming Behavior. In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 1989, . pp. 59-65.

(1982): Directions in Human/Computer Interaction, Ablex Publishing,

(1980): Directions in Human-Computer Interaction, Ablex Publishing,

Badre, Albert N., Levialdi, Stefano, Foley, Jim, Thomas, John, Strohecker, Carol, Angeli, Antonella De, Ram, Preetha, Ram, Ashwin, Sanchez, Jaime (2007): Human Centric E-Learning and the Challenge of Cultural Localization. In: Baranauskas, Maria CecĂ­lia Calani, Palanque, Philippe A., Abascal, Julio, Barbosa, Simone Diniz Junqueira (eds.) DEGAS 2007 - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Design and Evaluation of e-Government Applications and Services September 11th, 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp. 690-691.