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Rachel Bellamy

Author: Rachel Bellamy

Manager Software Productivity
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY USA

I conduct research into the psychology of programming, design tools for productivity assessments and am a practitioner of user-centered design. I am currently conducting studies of expert debugging, parallel programmer debugging, and end-user modeling. I am also developing models of programmer behavior. The results of this work enables me to design software tools to better support expert and end-user programmers; as well as to develop ways of measuring software productivity.

I have been been practicing user-centered and participatory design for the last twenty years. I have applied user-centered and participatory design techniques to the design of mobile applications such as WatchPad, and the Safeway Easi-Order application; and to the design of web applications such as The IBM Research Applicant Portal. Before coming to IBM I worked in Apple Computer's Advanced Technology Group using participatory design to co-create informal multi-media authoring tools for use in the classroom.


Publication period start: 2011
Number of co-authors: 28


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Cal Swart
Jonathan Brezin
Bonnie E. John

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Thomas Erickson
Bonnie E. John
Margaret M. Burnett


Bayle, Elisabeth, Bellamy, Rachel, Casaday, George, Erickson, Thomas, Fincher, Sally, Grinter, Beki, Gross, Ben, Lehder, Diane, Marmolin, Hans, Moore, Brian, Potts, Colin, Skousen, Grant (1998): Putting It All Together: Towards a Pattern Language for Interaction Design. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (1) pp. 17-23. https://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.1/erickson.html

Boguraev, Branimir, Bellamy, Rachel (1998): Dynamic Document Presentation. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (2) pp. 72-77. https://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.2/boguraev2.html

Bellamy, Rachel, Woolsey, Kristina (1998): Learning Conversations. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (2) pp. 108-112. https://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.2/bellamy.html

Houde, Stephanie, Bellamy, Rachel, Leahy, Laureen (1998): In Search of Design Principles for Tools and Practices to Support Communication within a L. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (2) pp. 113-118. https://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.2/houde.html

Bellamy, Rachel (1991): Explanations of Artifacts for Design: The Use of Task Strategies. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 23 (4) pp. 55-56.

Lawrance, Joseph, Bellamy, Rachel, Burnett, Margaret M., Rector, Kyle (2008): Using information scent to model the dynamic foraging behavior of programmers in maintenan. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 1323-1332. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357261

Lawrance, Joseph, Burnett, Margaret M., Bellamy, Rachel, Bogart, Christopher, Swart, Calvin (2010): Reactive information foraging for evolving goals. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 25-34. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753332

Trewin, Shari, Richards, John, Bellamy, Rachel, John, Bonnie E., Thomas, John, Swart, Cal, Brezin, Jonathan (2010): Toward modeling auditory information seeking strategies on the web. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 3973-3978. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1754088

Trewin, Shari, Bellamy, Rachel, Thomas, John, Brezin, Jonathan, Richards, John, Swart, Cal, John, Bonnie E. (2010): Designing for auditory web access: accessibility and cellphone users. In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility W4A , 2010, . pp. 4. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1805986.1805993

Trewin, Shari, John, Bonnie E., Richards, John, Swart, Cal, Brezin, Jonathan, Bellamy, Rachel, Thomas, John (2010): Towards a tool for keystroke level modeling of skilled screen reading. In: Twelfth Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2010, . pp. 27-34. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1878803.1878811

Lawrance, Joey, Bellamy, Rachel (eds.) Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Workshop of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group PPIG 2010, Sep 2010 19th-21st Sep, 2010, University Carlos III of Madrid, Leganés, Spain.

Bellamy, Rachel, John, Bonnie E., Kogan, Sandra (2011): Deploying CogTool: integrating quantitative usability assessment into real-world software . In: Proceeding of the 33rd international conference on Software engineering , 2011, . pp. 691-700.