Gordon Kurtenbach

Ph.D

Personal Homepage
http://www.autodeskresearch.com/people/gord
Employer
Autodesk (http://www.autodeskresearch.com)
Email
Gord.Kurtenbach@autodesk.com

Dr. Gordon Kurtenbach is the Senior Director of Research at Autodesk where he oversees a group whose focus is research on 3D interactive graphics in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Graphics.

Prior to Autodesk, Gordon was the head the interactive graphics research group at Alias which researched advanced technologies for products such as Maya, AliasStudio, SketchBook and PortfolioWall. Prior to Alias, Gordon was a researcher at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center working on pen based user interfaces for wall-sized display systems. Before Xerox, Gordon was a member of Apple Computer's Advanced Technology Group researching gesture-based input techniques for graphical user interfaces.

Gordon received a B.Sc. from University of Saskatchewan in 1984, a M.Sc. from University of Toronto in 1988, and a Ph.D. from University of Toronto in 1993 in Computer Science.

Gordon's Ph.D. work on "marking menus" is a patented feature used broadly in Autodesk products. His research interests in the field of human-computer interaction include input devices, bi-manual input, high degree of freedom input, menuing systems, UI for 3d graphics, human motor control and perception. Gordon has many research publications and over thirty granted patents.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
1990
Publication period end
2011
Number of co-authors
43

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Publications

Khan, Azam, Bartram, Lyn, Blevis, Eli, DiSalvo, Carl, Froehlich, Jon, Kurtenbach, Gordon (2011): CHI 2011 sustainability community invited panel: challenges ahead. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 73-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979484

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

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, 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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

McGuffin, Michael, Burtnyk, Nicholas, Kurtenbach, Gordon (2002): FaST Sliders: Integrating Marking Menus and the Adjustment of Continuous Values. In: Graphics Interface 2002 May 27-29, 2002, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. pp. 35-42.

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

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, 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.

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

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

Balakrishnan, Ravin, Kurtenbach, Gordon (1999): Exploring Bimanual Camera Control and Object Manipulation in 3D Graphics Interfaces. 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. 56-63. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/302979/p56-balakrishnan/p56-balakrishnan.pdf

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moran, Thomas P., Chiu, Patrick, Harrison, Steve, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Minneman, Scott, Melle, William van (1996): Evolutionary Engagement in an Ongoing Collaborative Work Process: A Case Study. In: Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S., Ackerman, Mark S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1996 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 16 - 20, 1996, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. pp. 150-159. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/240080/p150-moran/p150-moran.pdf

Minneman, Scott L., Harrison, Steve R., Janssen, Bill, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Moran, Thomas P., Smith, Ian E., Melle, William van (1995): A Confederation of Tools for Capturing and Accessing Collaborative Activity. In: ACM Multimedia 1995 , 1995, . pp. 523-534. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/217279.215316

Harrison, Beverly L., Kurtenbach, Gordon, Vicente, Kim J. (1995): An Experimental Evaluation of Transparent User Interface Tools and Information Content. In: Robertson, George G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th annual ACM symposium on User interface and software technology November 15 - 17, 1995, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. pp. 81-90. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/215585/p81-harrison/p81-harrison.pdf

Moran, Thomas P., Chiu, Patrick, Melle, William van, Kurtenbach, Gordon (1995): Implicit Structures for Pen-Based Systems within a Freeform Interaction Paradigm. 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. 487-494. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi95/proceedings/papers/tpm_bdy.htm

Tapia, Mark A., Kurtenbach, Gordon (1995): Some Design Refinements and Principles on the Appearance and Behavior of Marking Menus. In: Robertson, George G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th annual ACM symposium on User interface and software technology November 15 - 17, 1995, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. pp. 189-195. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/215585/p189-tapia/p189-tapia.pdf

Kurtenbach, Gordon, Buxton, Bill (1994): User Learning and Performance with Marking Menus. In: Adelson, Beth, Dumais, Susan, Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 94 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-28, 1994, Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 258-264. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/191666/p258-kurtenbach/p258-kurtenbach.pdf

Kurtenbach, Gordon, Moran, Thomas P., Buxton, Bill (1994): Contextual animation of gestural commands. In: Graphics Interface 94 May 18-20, 1994, Banff, Alberta, Canada. pp. 83-90.

Kurtenbach, Gordon, Moran, Thomas P., Buxton, Bill (1994): Contextual Animation of Gestural Commands. In Comput. Graph. Forum, 13 (5) pp. 305-314.

Kurtenbach, Gordon, Sellen, Abigail, Buxton, Bill (1993): An Empirical Evaluation of Some Articulatory and Cognitive Aspects of Marking Menus. In Human-Computer Interaction, 8 (1) pp. 1-23.

Hardock, Gary, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Buxton, Bill (1993): A Marking Based Interface for Collaborative Writing. In: Hudson, Scott E., Pausch, Randy, Zanden, Brad Vander, Foley, James D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology , 1993, Atlanta, Georgia, United States. pp. 259-266. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/168642/p259-hardock/p259-hardock.pdf

Sellen, Abigail, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Buxton, Bill (1992): The Prevention of Mode Errors Through Sensory Feedback. In Human-Computer Interaction, 7 (2) pp. 141-164.

Kurtenbach, Gordon (1991): Marking Primitives as the Basis for a New User Interface Paradigm. In: Robertson, Scott P., Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 91 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 28 - June 5, 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana. pp. 490. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/108844/p490-kurtenbach/p490-kurtenbach.pdf

Kurtenbach, Gordon (1991): Making Marks Self-Revealing. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 23 (4) pp. 60-61.

Kurtenbach, Gordon, Buxton, Bill (1991): GEdit: A Test Bed for Editing by Contiguous Gestures. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 23 (2) pp. 22-26.

Kurtenbach, Gordon, Buxton, Bill (1991): Issues in Combining Marking and Direct Manipulation Techniques. In: Rhyne, James R. (eds.) Proceedings of the 4th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States, 1991, Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States. pp. 137-144. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/120782/p137-kurtenbach/p137-kurtenbach.pdf

Sellen, Abigail, Kurtenbach, Gordon, Buxton, Bill (1990): The Role of Visual and Kinesthetic Feedback in the Prevention of Mode Errors. In: Diaper, Dan, Gilmore, David J., Cockton, Gilbert, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 90 - 3rd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 27-31, 1990, Cambridge, UK. pp. 667-673.