George W. Fitzmaurice

Ph.D

Personal Homepage
http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/~gf/
Employer
Alias - Interactive Graphics Research Group (http://usa.autodesk.com/alias/#)
Email
fitzmaurice@acm.org

George Fitzmaurice, Ph.D. is the Head of User Interface Research for Autodesk Research and a Senior Research Scientist. He has been with Autodesk (including Alias) for over 13 years conducting research in 2D and 3D UIs including: input devices, large displays, two-handed interaction, multi-touch, pen-based UIs, TrackingMenus, spatially-aware displays, 3D navigation and tangible UIs. In the HCI community he established the field of Graspable UIs which is the pre-cursor to what is known as Tangible UIs. Currently, he is leading research projects on Advanced Learning Technologies and Expert & Community Workflow Visualizations for feature-rich software applications.

Working with his colleagues he has helped to author over 30 HCI papers and over 30 patents. Notable product contributions include Maya 1.0 UI, SketchBook Pro UI design, ShowMotion™ for Showcase and the 3D Navigation tools (ViewCube™ and SteeringWheels™) for Autodesk products. Fitzmaurice received a B.Sc. in mathematics with computer science at MIT, an M.Sc. in computer science at Brown University and a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Toronto. Fitzmaurice received a B.Sc. in mathematics with computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988, an M.Sc. in computer science at Brown University in 1991, and a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Toronto in 1996.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
1991
Publication period end
2009
Number of co-authors
34

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Publications

Matejka, Justin, Grossman, Tovi, Lo, Jessica, Fitzmaurice, George W. (2009): The design and evaluation of multi-finger mouse emulation techniques. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 1073-1082. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518865

Grossman, Tovi, Fitzmaurice, George W., Attar, Ramtin (2009): A survey of software learnability: metrics, methodologies and guidelines. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 649-658. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518803

Song, Hyunyoung, Grossman, Tovi, Fitzmaurice, George W., Guimbretiere, Francois, Khan, Azam, Attar, Ramtin, Kurtenbach, Gordon (2009): PenLight: combining a mobile projector and a digital pen for dynamic visual overlay. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 143-152. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518726

Fitzmaurice, George W., Matejka, Justin, Mordatch, Igor, Khan, Azam, Kurtenbach, Gordon (2008): Safe 3D navigation. In: Haines, Eric, McGuire, Morgan (eds.) Proceedings of the 2008 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics, SI3D 2008, February 15-17, 2008, Redwood City, CA, USA , 2008, . pp. 7-15. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1342250.1342252

Khan, Azam, Mordatch, Igor, Fitzmaurice, George W., Matejka, Justin, Kurtenbach, Gordon (2008): ViewCube: a 3D orientation indicator and controller. In: Haines, Eric, McGuire, Morgan (eds.) Proceedings of the 2008 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics, SI3D 2008, February 15-17, 2008, Redwood City, CA, USA , 2008, . pp. 17-25. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1342250.1342253

Fitzmaurice, George W., Matejka, Justin, Khan, Azam, Glueck, Mike, Kurtenbach, Gordon (2008): PieCursor: merging pointing and command selection for rapid in-place tool switching. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 1361-1370. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357268

Burtnyk, Nicholas, Khan, Azam, Fitzmaurice, George W., Kurtenbach, Gordon (2006): ShowMotion: camera motion based 3D design review. In: Olano, Marc, Séquin, Carlo H. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2006 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics, SI3D 2006, March 14-17, 2006, Redwood City, California, USA , 2006, . pp. 167-174. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1111411.1111442

Kurtenbach, Gordon, Fitzmaurice, George W. (2005): Guest Editors' Introduction: Applications of Large Displays. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 25 (4) pp. 22-23. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2005.80

Fitzmaurice, George W., Khan, Azam, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Binks, Graham (2005): Cinematic Meeting Facilities Using Large Displays. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 25 (4) pp. 17-21. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2005.76

Khan, Azam, Komalo, Ben, Stam, Jos, Fitzmaurice, George W., Kurtenbach, Gordon (2005): HoverCam: interactive 3D navigation for proximal object inspection. In: Lastra, Anselmo, Olano, Marc, Luebke, David P., Pfister, Hanspeter (eds.) Proceedings of the 2005 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics, SI3D 2005, April 3-6, 2005, Washington, DC, USA , 2005, . pp. 73-80. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1053427.1053439

Owen, Russell, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Fitzmaurice, George W., Baudel, Thomas, Buxton, Bill (2005): When it gets more difficult, use both hands: exploring bimanual curve manipulation. In: Graphics Interface 2005 May 9-11, 2005, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. pp. 17-24. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1089508.1089512

Khan, Azam, Matejka, Justin, Fitzmaurice, George W., Kurtenbach, Gordon (2005): Spotlight: directing users\' attention on large displays. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 791-798. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1054972.1055082

Khan, Azam, Fitzmaurice, George W., Almeida, Don, Burtnyk, Nicolas, Kurtenbach, Gordon (2004): A remote control interface for large displays. In: Proceedings of the 2004 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2004, . pp. 127-136. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1029632.1029655

Tsang, Michael, Fitzmaurice, George W., Kurtenbach, Gordon, Khan, Azam (2003): Game-like navigation and responsiveness in non-game applications. In Communications of the ACM, 46 (7) pp. 56-61. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/792704.792730

Fitzmaurice, George W., Khan, Azam, Pieke, Robert, Buxton, Bill, Kurtenbach, Gordon (2003): Tracking menus. In: Proceedings of the 16th annural ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology November, 2-5, 2003, Vancouver, Canada. pp. 71-79. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/964696.964704

Burtnyk, Nicholas, Khan, Azam, Fitzmaurice, George W., Balakrishnan, Ravin, Kurtenbach, Gordon (2002): StyleCam: interactive stylized 3D navigation using integrated spatial & temporal controls. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology October 27-30, 2002, Paris, France. pp. 101-110. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/571985.572000

Grossman, Tovi, Balakrishnan, Ravin, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Fitzmaurice, George W., Khan, Azam, Buxton, Bill (2002): Creating principal 3D curves with digital tape drawing. In: Terveen, Loren (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2002 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 20-25, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota. pp. 121-128.

Tsang, Michael, Fitzmaurice, George W., Kurtenbach, Gordon, Khan, Azam, Buxton, Bill (2002): Boom chameleon: simultaneous capture of 3D viewpoint, voice and gesture annotations on a s. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology October 27-30, 2002, Paris, France. pp. 111-120. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/571985.572001

Grossman, Tovi, Balakrishnan, Ravin, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Fitzmaurice, George W., Khan, Azam, Buxton, William (2001): Interaction techniques for 3D modeling on large displays. In: SI3D 2001 , 2001, . pp. 17-23. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=364338.364341

Balakrishnan, Ravin, Fitzmaurice, George W., Kurtenbach, Gordon (2001): User Interfaces for Volumetric Displays. In IEEE Computer, 34 (3) pp. 37-45. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/mags/co/2001/03/r3037abs.htm

Buxton, William, Fitzmaurice, George W., Balakrishnan, Ravin, Kurtenbach, Gordon (2000): Large Displays in Automotive Design. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 20 (4) pp. 68-75. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/mags/cg/2000/04/g4068abs.htm

Balakrishnan, Ravin, Fitzmaurice, George W., Kurtenbach, Gordon, Singh, Karan (1999): Exploring interactive curve and surface manipulation using a bend and twist sensitive inpu. In: SI3D 1999 , 1999, . pp. 111-118. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/300523.300536

Fitzmaurice, George W., Balakrishnan, Ravin, Kurtenbach, Gordon (1999): Sampling, Synthesis, and Input Devices. In Communications of the ACM, 42 (8) pp. 54-63. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/310930.310973

Kurtenbach, Gordon, Fitzmaurice, George W., Owen, Russell N., Baudel, Thomas (1999): The Hotbox: Efficient Access to a Large Number of Menu-Items. In: Altom, Mark W., Williams, Marian G. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 99 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 15-20, 1999, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. pp. 231-237. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/302979/p231-kurtenbach/p231-kurtenbach.pdf

Balakrishnan, Ravin, Fitzmaurice, George W., Kurtenbach, Gordon, Buxton, Bill (1999): Digital Tape Drawing. In: Zanden, Brad Vander, Marks, Joe (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 07 - 10, 1999, Asheville, North Carolina, United States. pp. 161-169. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/320719/p161-balakrishnan/p161-balakrishnan.pdf

Fitzmaurice, George W., Balakrishnan, Ravin, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Buxton, Bill (1999): An Exploration into Supporting Artwork Orientation in the User Interface. In: Altom, Mark W., Williams, Marian G. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 99 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 15-20, 1999, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. pp. 167-174. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/302979/p167-fitzmaurice/p167-fitzmaurice.pdf

Kurtenbach, Gordon, Fitzmaurice, George W., Baudel, Thomas, Buxton, Bill (1997): The Design of a GUI Paradigm Based on Tablets, Two-Hands, and Transparency. In: Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 97 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 22-27, 1997, Atlanta, Georgia. pp. 35-42. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/258549/p35-kurtenbach/p35-kurtenbach.pdf

Balakrishnan, Ravin, Baudel, Thomas, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Fitzmaurice, George W. (1997): The Rockin' Mouse: Integral 3D Manipulation on a Plane. In: Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 97 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 22-27, 1997, Atlanta, Georgia. pp. 311-318. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/258549/p311-balakrishnan/p311-balakrishnan.pdf

Fitzmaurice, George W., Ishii, Hiroshi, Buxton, Bill (1995): Bricks: Laying the Foundations for Graspable User Interfaces. In: Proceedings of ACM SIGCHI May, 1995, . pp. 442-449.

Fitzmaurice, George W., Ishii, Hiroshi, Buxton, Bill (1995): Bricks: Laying the Foundations for Graspable User Interfaces. In: Katz, Irvin R., Mack, Robert L., Marks, Linn, Rosson, Mary Beth, Nielsen, Jakob (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 95 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 7-11, 1995, Denver, Colorado. pp. 442-449. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi95/proceedings/papers/gwfz_bdy.htm

Fitzmaurice, George W. (1993): Situated Information Spaces and Spatially Aware Palmtop Computers. In Communications of the ACM, 36 (7) pp. 38-49.

Fitzmaurice, George W., Zhai, Shumin, Chignell, Mark (1993): Virtual Reality for Palmtop Computers. In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 11 (3) pp. 197-218. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/tois/1993-11-3/p197-fitzmaurice/p197-fitzmaurice.pdf

Palaniappan, Murugappan, Yankelovich, Nicole, Fitzmaurice, George W., Loomis, Anne, Haan, Bernard, Coombs, James H., Meyrowitz, Norman (1992): The Envoy Framework: An Open Architecture for Agents. In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 10 (3) pp. 233-264. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/tois/1992-10-3/p233-palaniappan/p233-palaniappan.pdf

Palaniappan, Murugappan, Fitzmaurice, George W. (1991): InternetExpress: An Inter-Desktop Multimedia Data-Transfer Service. In IEEE Computer, 24 (10) pp. 58-67.

Fitzmaurice, George W. (1996). Graspable User Interfaces (Ph.D. Thesis). Retrieved 0000-00-00 00:00:00 from http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/~gf/papers/PhD%20-%20Graspable%20UIs/Thesis.gf.html