Steven C. Seow


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Steven C. Seow joined Microsoft Corporation as a Usability Engineer after completing his Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Brown University with a research focus on human timing. Prior to Brown, the Singapore native completed his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a thesis examining the distortion of time perception in ‘earwitnesses'. While completing his doctorate, he published his first theoretical paper in the Human-Computer Interaction Journal that compares two information theoretic models of human performance. Steve is currently a user researcher with the Surface Computing at Microsoft, and frequently confers with other colleagues across the company to talk about time and timing issues. Coupled with his scholarly interest in psychology is his passion for computer technology. On his spare time, Steve enjoys tinkering with computer hardware, dabbling with programming languages, and building websites. He lives in Maple Valley, WA, with his wife and son.

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Seow, Steven C., Wixon, Dennis, Morrison, Ann, Jacucci, Giulio (2010): Natural user interfaces: the prospect and challenge of touch and gestural computing. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 4453-4456.

Seow, Steven C., Wixon, Dennis, MacKenzie, Scott, Jacucci, Giulio, Morrison, Ann, Wilson, Andy (2009): Multitouch and surface computing. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 4767-4770.

Seow, Steven C. (2007): The Experience of System Responsiveness. In: CMG 07 Proceedings December 3, 2007, San Diego, CA.

Seow, Steven C. (2005): Information Theoretic Models of HCI: A Comparison of the Hick-Hyman Law and Fitts\' Law. In Human-Computer Interaction, 20 (3) pp. 315-352.

Seow, Steven C. (2005): The effect of subdivision of intervals in continuation tapping. In: NEST March 5, 2005, 2005, New Haven, CT.

Seow, Steven C., Church, Russell M. (2003): Determinants of Drift in Continuation Timing. In: NEST March 15, 2003, 2003, New Haven, CT.

Seow, Steven C. (2008): Designing and Engineering Time: The Psychology of Time Perception in Software, Addison-Wesley,

Seow, Steven C. (2008). Five Do\'s and Don\'ts for Managing UI Time Perception. Retrieved 2008-07-01 00:00:00 from