Maribeth Back

Author: Maribeth Back

Maribeth Back is a technology researcher and designer. She builds real-world, socially informed exploratory applications for new technologies. As a senior research scientist first at Xerox PARC and currently at the Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL), her research interests include collaboration in virtual environments, ubiquitous computing, multi-modal interface systems, and audio systems design and engineering. Back completed her doctorate at Harvard\'s Graduate School of Design in May 1996.


Publication period start: 2002
Number of co-authors: 76


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Steve Harrison
Elizabeth D. Mynatt
Jeffrey Huang

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Rebecca E. Grinter
W. Keith Edwards
Elizabeth D. Mynatt


Yankelovich, Nicole, Slott, Jordan, Hill, Alex, Bonner, Matt, Schiefer, Jacob, MacIntyre, Blair, Mugellini, Elena, Khaled, Omar Abou, Barras, Frédéric, Bapst, Jacques, Back, Maribeth, Avilés-López, Edgardo, García-Macías, J. Antonio (2009): Building and Employing Cross-Reality. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 8 (3) pp. 55-57.

Krumm, John, Anderson, Ken, Lea, Rodger, Blackstock, Michael, Spasojevic, Mirjana, Ito, Mizuko, House, Nancy A. Van, Koskinen, Ilpo, Kato, Fumitoshi, Back, Maribeth, Inagaki, Masatomi, Horikiri, Kazunori, Lahlou, Saadi, Ballagas, Rafael, Huang, Jeffrey, Lertsithichai, Surapong, Elliott, Ame (2007): UbiComp 2006 Workshops, Part 2. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 6 (2) pp. 109-112.

Bellotti, Victoria, Back, Maribeth, Edwards, W. Keith, Grinter, Rebecca E., Henderson, Austin, Lopes, Cristina (2002): Making sense of sensing systems: five questions for designers and researchers. 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. 415-422.

Back, Maribeth, Cohen, Jonathan, Harrison, Steve R., Minneman, Scott L. (2002): Speeder Reader: An experiment in the future of reading. In Computers & Graphics, 26 (4) pp. 623-627.

Back, Maribeth, Cohen, Jonathan, Gold, Rich, Harrison, Steve, Minneman, Scott (2001): Listen Reader: An Electronically Augmented Paper-Based Book. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel, Jacob, Robert J. K. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2001 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 31 - April 5, 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA. pp. 23-29.

Harrison, Steve, Minneman, Scott, Back, Maribeth, Balsamo, Anne, Chow, Mark, Gold, Rich, Gorbet, Matt, Donald, Dale Mac, Ehrlich, Kate, Henderson, Austin (2001): Design: the what of XFR: eXperiments in the future of reading. In Interactions, 8 (3) pp. 21-30. Citation

Back, Maribeth, Gold, Rich, Balsamo, Anne, Chow, Mark, Gorbet, Matthew G., Harrison, Steve R., MacDonald, Dale, Minneman, Scott L. (2001): Designing Innovative Reading Experiences for a Museum Exhibition. In IEEE Computer, 34 (1) pp. 80-87.

Back, Maribeth, Cohen, Jonathan (2000): Page Detection using Embedded Tags. In: Ackerman, Mark S., Edwards, Keith (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 06 - 08, 2000, San Diego, California, United States. pp. 159-160.

Mynatt, Elizabeth D., Back, Maribeth, Want, Roy, Baer, Michael, Ellis, Jason B. (1998): Designing Audio Aura. In: Karat, Clare-Marie, Lund, Arnold, Coutaz, Joëlle, Karat, John (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 98 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 18-23, 1998, Los Angeles, California. pp. 566-573.

Mynatt, Elizabeth D., Back, Maribeth, Want, Roy, Frederick, Ron (1997): Audio Aura: Light-Weight Audio Augmented Reality. In: Robertson, George G., Schmandt, Chris (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology October 14 - 17, 1997, Banff, Alberta, Canada. pp. 211-212.

Hindus, Debby, Arons, Barry, Stifelman, Lisa, Gaver, William, Mynatt, Elizabeth D., Back, Maribeth (1995): Designing Auditory Interactions for PDAs. 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. 143-146.

Harrison, Steve, Back, Maribeth, Tatar, Deborah (2006): \"It\'s Just a Method!\": a pedagogical experiment in interdisciplinary design. In: Proceedings of DIS06: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2006, . pp. 261-270.

Pickens, Jeremy, Golovchinsky, Gene, Shah, Chirag, Qvarfordt, Pernilla, Back, Maribeth (2008): Algorithmic mediation for collaborative exploratory search. In: Proceedings of the 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 2008, . pp. 315-322.

Matsumoto, Takashi, Dunnigan, Tony, Back, Maribeth (2005): Post-bit: embodied video contents on tiny stickies. In: Zhang, Hongjiang, Chua, Tat-Seng, Steinmetz, Ralf, Kankanhalli, Mohan S., Wilcox, Lynn (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th ACM International Conference on Multimedia November 6-11, 2005, Singapore. pp. 263-264.

Chiu, Patrick, Huang, Jeffrey, Back, Maribeth, Diakopoulos, Nicholas, Doherty, John, Polak, Wolfgang, Sun, Xiaohua (2008): mTable: browsing photos and videos on a tabletop system. In: El-Saddik, Abdulmotaleb, Vuong, Son, Griwodz, Carsten, Bimbo, Alberto Del, Candan, K. Selcuk, Jaimes, Alejandro (eds.) Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Multimedia 2008 October 26-31, 2008, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. pp. 1107-1108.

Sun, Xiaohua, Chiu, Patrick, Huang, Jeffrey, Back, Maribeth, Polak, Wolfgang (2006): Implicit brushing and target snapping: data exploration and sense-making on large displays. In: Celentano, Augusto (eds.) AVI 2006 - Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces May 23-26, 2006, Venezia, Italy. pp. 258-261.

Turner, Thea, Qvarfordt, Pernilla, Biehl, Jacob T., Golovchinsky, Gene, Back, Maribeth (2010): Exploring the workplace communication ecology. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 841-850.

Back, Maribeth, Childs, Timothy, Dunnigan, Anthony, Foote, Jonathan, Gattepally, Sagar, Liew, Bee, Shingu, Jun, Vaughan, Jim (2010): The virtual factory: Exploring 3D worlds as industrial collaboration and control environme. In: Lok, Benjamin, Klinker, Gudrun, Nakatsu, Ryohei (eds.) IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2010 March 20-24, 2010, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. pp. 257-258.