Ronald M. Baecker

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Dr. Ron Baecker (born October 7, 1942) is a tenured Professor of Computer Science (cross-appointed to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and to the Faculty of Management) at the University of Toronto, and has held these positions since 1989. He is the founder of the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) and the Technologies for Aging Gracefully Lab (TAGlab), both at the University of Toronto.

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Publication period start
1981
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
110

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Publications

Epp, Carrie Demmans, Djordjevic, Justin, Wu, Shimu, Moffatt, Karyn, Baecker, Ronald M. (2012): Towards providing just-in-time vocabulary support for assistive and augmentative communica. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2012, . pp. 33-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2166966.2166973

Benjamin, Alison, Birnholtz, Jeremy, Baecker, Ronald M., Gromala, Diane, Furlan, Andrea (2012): Impression management work: how seniors with chronic pain address disruptions in their int. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2012, . pp. 799-808. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145324

Crete-Nishihata, Masashi, Baecker, Ronald M., Massimi, Michael, Ptak, Deborah, Campigotto, Rachelle, Kaufman, Liam D., Brickman, Adam M., Turner, Gary R., Steinerman, Joshua R., Black, Sandra E. (2012): Reconstructing the Past: Personal Memory Technologies Are Not Just Personal and Not Just f. In Eminds – International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 27 (1) pp. 92-123. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07370024.2012.656062

Massimi, Michael, Baecker, Ronald M. (2011): Dealing with death in design: developing systems for the bereaved. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1001-1010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979092

David, Jessica M., Benjamin, Alison, Baecker, Ronald M., Gromala, Diane, Birnholtz, Jeremy (2011): Living with pain, staying in touch: exploring the communication needs of older adults with. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1219-1224. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979751

Massimi, Michael, Baecker, Ronald M. (2010): A death in the family: opportunities for designing technologies for the bereaved. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 1821-1830. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753600

Wu, Mike, Baecker, Ronald M., Richards, Brian (2010): Field evaluation of a collaborative memory aid for persons with amnesia and their family m. In: Twelfth Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2010, . pp. 51-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1878803.1878815

Fenwick, Kent, Massimi, Michael, Baecker, Ronald M., Black, Sandra, Tonon, Kevin, Munteanu, Cosmin, Rochon, Elizabeth, Ryan, David (2009): Cell phone software aiding name recall. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 4279-4284. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520653

Venkatacharya, Patanjali S., Baecker, Ronald M., Adams, Jody, Oringer, Ken, Mochel, Karl (2009): What can user experience learn from food design?. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 3287-3292. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520471

Baecker, Ronald M., Harrison, Steve, Buxton, Bill, Poltrock, Steven, Churchill, Elizabeth F. (2008): Media spaces: past visions, current realities, future promise. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 2245-2248. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358660

Munteanu, Cosmin, Baecker, Ronald M., Penn, Gerald (2008): Collaborative editing for improved usefulness and usability of transcript-enhanced webcast. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 373-382. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357117

Birnholtz, Jeremy, Mak, Clarissa, Greenberg, Saul, Baecker, Ronald M. (2008): Attention by proxy? issues in audience awareness for webcasts to distributed groups. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 103-106. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357071

Baecker, Ronald M. (2008): Designing technology to aid cognition. In: Tenth Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2008, . pp. 1-2. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1414471.1414473

Wu, Mike, Birnholtz, Jeremy, Richards, Brian, Baecker, Ronald M., Massimi, Mike (2008): Collaborating to remember: a distributed cognition account of families coping with memory . In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 825-834. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357186

Baecker, Ronald M. (2008): Themes in the early history of HCI -- some unanswered questions. In Interactions, 15 (2) pp. 22-27. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1340961.1340968

Massimi, Michael, Baecker, Ronald M., Wu, Michael (2007): Using participatory activities with seniors to critique, build, and evaluate mobile phones. In: Ninth Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2007, . pp. 155-162. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1296843.1296871

Baecker, Ronald M., Fono, David, Blume, Lillian, Collins, Christopher, Couto, Delia (2007): Webcasting Made Interactive: Persistent Chat for Text Dialogue During and About Learning E. In: Smith, Michael J., Salvendy, Gavriel (eds.) Symposium on Human Interface 2007 - Part II July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 260-268. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73354-6_29

McGrenere, Joanna, Baecker, Ronald M., Booth, Kellogg S. (2007): A field evaluation of an adaptable two-interface design for feature-rich software. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 14 (1) pp. 3. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1229855.1229858

Baecker, Ronald M., Birnholtz, Jeremy P., Causey, Rhys, Laughton, Simone, Rankin, Kelly, Mak, Clarissa, Weir, Alison, Wolf, Peter (2007): Webcasting Made Interactive: Integrating Real-Time Videoconferencing in Distributed Learni. In: Smith, Michael J., Salvendy, Gavriel (eds.) Symposium on Human Interface 2007 - Part II July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 269-278. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73354-6_30

Fono, David, Baecker, Ronald M. (2006): Structuring and supporting persistent chat conversations. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW06 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2006, . pp. 455-458. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180875.1180944

Tohidi, Maryam, Buxton, Bill, Baecker, Ronald M., Sellen, Abigail (2006): User sketches: a quick, inexpensive, and effective way to elicit more reflective user feed. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2006, . pp. 105-114. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1182475.1182487

Tohidi, Maryam, Buxton, Bill, Baecker, Ronald M., Sellen, Abigail (2006): Getting the right design and the design right. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 1243-1252. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124960

Munteanu, Cosmin, Baecker, Ronald M., Penn, Gerald, Toms, Elaine, James, David (2006): The effect of speech recognition accuracy rates on the usefulness and usability of webcast. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 493-502. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124848

Munteanu, Cosmin, Penn, Gerald, Baecker, Ronald M., Zhang, Yuecheng (2006): Automatic speech recognition for webcasts: how good is good enough and what to do when it . In: Quek, Francis K. H., Yang, Jie, Massaro, Dominic W., Alwan, Abeer A., Hazen, Timothy J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2006 November 2-4, 2006, Banff, Alberta, Canada. pp. 39-42. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180995.1181005

Cohene, Tira, Baecker, Ronald M., Marziali, Elsa (2005): Designing interactive life story multimedia for a family affected by alzheimer\'s disease:. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1300-1303. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056901

Dufour, Christine, Toms, Elaine G., Lewis, Jonathan, Baecker, Ronald M. (2005): User strategies for handling information tasks in webcasts. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1343-1346. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056912

Buxton, Bill, Baecker, Ronald M., Clark, Wesley, Richardson, Fontaine, Sutherland, Ivan, Sutherland, W. R. Bert, Henderson, Austin (2005): Interaction at Lincoln laboratory in the 1960\'s: looking forward -- looking back. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1162-1167. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056864

Wu, Mike, Baecker, Ronald M., Richards, Brian (2005): Participatory design of an orientation aid for amnesics. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 511-520. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1054972.1055043

Toms, Elaine G., Dufour, Christine, Lewis, Jonathan, Baecker, Ronald M. (2005): Assessing tools for use with webcasts. In: JCDL05: Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries , 2005, . pp. 79-88. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1065385.1065403

Baecker, Ronald M. (2005): Forty years of human-computer interaction and knowledge media design: twelve challenges to. In: Graphics Interface 2005 May 9-11, 2005, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. pp. 249-250. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1089508.1089550

Wu, Mike, Richards, Brian, Baecker, Ronald M. (2004): Participatory design with individuals who have amnesia. In: Clement, Andrew, Besselaar, Peter Van den (eds.) PDC 2004 - Proceedings of the Eighth Conference on Participatory Design July 27-31, 2004, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. pp. 214-223. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1011870.1011895

Baecker, Ronald M., Moore, G., Zijdemans, A. (2003): Reinventing the Lecture: Webcasting Made Interactive. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 896-900.

Baecker, Ronald M., Smith, Eric (2003): Modularity and Hierarchical Structure in the Digital Video Lifecycle. In: Graphics Interface 2003 June 11-13, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. pp. 217-224.

Baecker, Ronald M. (2002): Showing instead of telling. In: ACM 20th International Conference on Computer Documentation , 2002, . pp. 10-16. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/584955.584957

McGrenere, Joanna, Baecker, Ronald M., Booth, Kellogg S. (2002): An evaluation of a multiple interface design solution for bloated software. 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. 163-170.

Baecker, Ronald M., Booth, Kellogg S., Jovicic, Sasha, McGrenere, Joanna, Moore, Gale (2000): Reducing the Gap Between What Users Know and What They Need to Know. In: Proceedings of the 2000 ACM Conference on Universal Usability , 2000, . pp. 17-23. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/355460/p17-baecker/p17-baecker.pdf

Baecker, Ronald M. (1999): A digital video authoring and publishing system designed for the Internet. In: ACM Multimedia 1999 , 1999, . pp. 191. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/319878.319929

Abrams, David, Baecker, Ronald M., Chignell, Mark (1998): Information Archiving with Bookmarks: Personal Web Space Construction and Organization. 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. 41-48. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/274644/p41-abrams/p41-abrams.pdf

Yiu, Kelvin S., Baecker, Ronald M., Silver, Nancy, Long, Byron (1997): A Time-Based Interface for Electronic Mail and Task Management. 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. 19-22.

Posner, Ilona, Baecker, Ronald M., Mitchell, Alex (1997): Evaluating REAL Users, Using REAL Software, Performing REAL Tasks, in REAL Contexts. 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. 597-600.

Baecker, Ronald M., DiGiano, Chris, Marcus, Aaron (1997): Software Visualization for Debugging. In Communications of the ACM, 40 (4) pp. 44-54.

Baecker, Ronald M., Rosenthal, Alan J., Friedlander, Naomi, Smith, Eric, Cohen, Andrew (1996): A Multimedia System for Authoring Motion Pictures. In: ACM Multimedia 1996 , 1996, . pp. 31-42.

Mitchell, Alex, Posner, Ilona, Baecker, Ronald M. (1995): Learning to Write Together Using Groupware. 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. 288-295. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi95/proceedings/papers/am_bdy.htm

Rosenthal, Alan J., Baecker, Ronald M. (1994): Multimedia for authoring motion pictures. In: Graphics Interface 94 May 18-20, 1994, Banff, Alberta, Canada. pp. 133-140.

Harrison, Beverly L., Owen, Russell N., Baecker, Ronald M. (1994): Timelines: An interactive system for the collection and visualization of temporal data. In: Graphics Interface 94 May 18-20, 1994, Banff, Alberta, Canada. pp. 141-148.

Price, Blaine A., Baecker, Ronald M., Small, Ian S. (1993): A Principled Taxonomy of Software Visualization. In J. Vis. Lang. Comput., 4 (3) pp. 211-266.

DiGiano, Christopher J., Baecker, Ronald M., Owen, Russell N. (1993): LogoMedia: A Sound-Enhanced Programming Environment for Monitoring Program Behavior. 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. 301-302. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/169059/p301-digiano/p301-digiano.pdf

DiGiano, Christopher J., Baecker, Ronald M. (1992): Program auralization: Sound enhancements to the programming environment. In: Graphics Interface 92 May 11-15, 1992, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. pp. 44-52.

Harrison, Beverly L., Chignell, Mark, Baecker, Ronald M. (1992): Out of Site, Still in Mind? A Case Study in Video Mediated Communication. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 36th Annual Meeting , 1992, . pp. 242-246.

Harrison, Beverly L., Baecker, Ronald M. (1992): Designing video annotation and analysis systems. In: Graphics Interface 92 May 11-15, 1992, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. pp. 157-166.

Baecker, Ronald M., Mantei, Marilyn, Buxton, Bill, Fiume, Eugene (1991): The University of Toronto Dynamic Graphics Project. 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. 467-468. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/108844/p467-baecker/p467-baecker.pdf

Mantei, Marilyn, Baecker, Ronald M., Sellen, Abigail, Buxton, Bill, Milligan, Thomas, Wellman, Barry (1991): Experiences in the Use of a Media Space. 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. 203-208. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/108844/p203-mantei/p203-mantei.pdf

Baecker, Ronald M., Small, Ian, Mander, Richard (1991): Bringing Icons to Life. 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. 1-6. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/108844/p1-baecker/p1-baecker.pdf

Baecker, Ronald M. (1991): New paradigms for computing in the nineties. In: Graphics Interface 91 June 3-7, 1991, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. pp. 224-229.

Price, Blaine A., Baecker, Ronald M. (1991): The Automatic Animation of Concurrent Programs. In: First Moscow International HCI91 Workshop Proceedings , 1991, . pp. 128-137.

Dudley, Tim, Baecker, Ronald M., Eisenstadt, Marc, Glinert, Ephraim P., Rosson, Mary Beth (1990): Multi-Dimensional Interfaces for Software Design. 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. 1063-1066.

Baecker, Ronald M. (1989): A Vision of Education in User-Centered System and Interface Design. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 20 (3) pp. 10-13.

Baecker, Ronald M., Marcus, Aaron (1983): On Enhancing the Interface to the Source Code of Computer Programs. In: Smith, Raoul N., Pew, Richard W., Janda, Ann (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 83 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conferenc December 12-15, 1983, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. pp. 251-255.

Marcus, Aaron, Baecker, Ronald M. (1982): On the graphic design of program text. In: Graphics Interface 82 May 17-21, 1982, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. pp. 303-311.

Baecker, Ronald M., Sherman, D. (1981): A computer animated explanation of internal sorting methods. In: Seventh Canadian Man-Computer Communications Conference June 10-12, 1981, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. pp. 145-146.

Baecker, Ronald M., Miller, D., Reeves, W. (1981): A prototype laboratory instrument for video motion analysis. In: Seventh Canadian Man-Computer Communications Conference June 10-12, 1981, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. pp. 357-358.

Baecker, Ronald M. (1992): Readings in Groupware and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: Assisting Human-Human Collaboration (Interactive Technologies), Morgan Kaufmann,

Baecker, Ronald M., Marcus, Aaron (1990): Human Factors and Typography for More Readable Programs, Addison-Wesley Publishing,

(1993): Readings in Groupware and Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Assisting Human-Human Collaboration, Baecker, Ronald M. (eds.), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers,

Bly, Sara A., Frysinger, Steven P., Lunney, D., Mansur, D.L., Mezrich, J.J., Morrison, R.C. (1987): Readings in Human-Computer Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Baecker, Ronald M., Buxton, W.A.S. (eds.), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers,

Hewett, Thomas T., Baecker, Ronald M., Card, Stuart K., Carey, Tom, Gasen, Jean G., Mantei, Marilyn, Perlman, Gary, Strong, Gary W., Verplank, William (1997). ACM SIGCHI Curricula for Human-Computer Interaction. Retrieved 2003-08-07 00:00:00 from http://sigchi.org/cdg/index.html

(1995): Readings in Human-Computer Interaction: Toward the Year 2000, Baecker, Ronald M., Grudin, Jonathan, Buxton, Bill, Greenberg, Saul (eds.), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers,