Steven Pemberton

Personal Homepage
http://www.cwi.nl/~steven/
Employer
CWI (http://www.cwi.nl/)
Email
Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl

Steven Pemberton is a senior researcher at CWI, the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science in Amsterdam. His research focuses on the changes that need to be made to system architecture to make the resulting system more human-oriented.



In the 80's he co-designed a programming language, ABC, designing it using HCI design principles. ABC became the basis for the Python programming language.



In the late 80's he built a system with his group, Views, that would now be called a browser. It had extensible markup, stylesheets, vector graphics, client-side scripting, everything you would recognise as the web now (though it didn't run over TCP/IP).

In 1993 he wrote a white paper with Jakob Nielsen, and Scooter Morris for ACM/SIGCHI on visions for electronic publishing, where they recommended using the web.



In 1994 he organised two workshops at the first web conference at CERN (one on electronic publishing, one on client-side computation).



In 1995 he designed and built an early online journal, the SIGCHI Bulletin. He chaired the European World Wide Web Working Group W4G, and then got involved with the fledgling World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).



As a consequence he became involved with CSS and HTML, and chaired the HTML Working Group for a decade, and still chairs the Forms working group. He is co-author of many W3C recommendations, including HTML4, CSS, XHTML, XForms, XML Events, and RDFa.



He has also been involved with HCI as the chair of CHI '97, a past editor of the SIGCHI Bulletin, and for ten years a member of the executive committee of SIGCHI. He was editor-in-chief of ACM/interactions for the best part of a decade.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
1991
Publication period end
2013
Number of co-authors
12

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Number of publications with favourite co-authors

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Publications

Pemberton, Steven (2013): Invisible XML. In: Proceedings of Balisage The Markup Conference August 6-9, 2013, Montréal, Canada. http://www.balisage.net/Proceedings/vol10/html/Pemberton01/BalisageVol10-Pemberton01.html

Pemberton, Steven (2005): The Future of Web Interfaces. In: Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT05: Human-Computer Interaction , 2005, . pp. 4-5. http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/11555261_3

Pemberton, Steven (2004): Things that stay us from the swift completion of our appointed tasks (revisited). In Interactions, 11 (6) pp. 64. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1029036.1029060

Pemberton, Steven (2004): Scents and sensibility. In Interactions, 11 (1) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/962342.962344

Pemberton, Steven (2004): Scratching someone else\'s itch: (why open source can\'t do usability). In Interactions, 11 (1) pp. 72. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/962342.962366

Pemberton, Steven (2004): Emotion. In Interactions, 11 (5) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1015530.1015533

Pemberton, Steven (2004): Goodbye!. In Interactions, 11 (6) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1029036.1029039

Pemberton, Steven (2004): The development consortium. In Interactions, 11 (2) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/971258.971260

Pemberton, Steven (2004): The power of two. In Interactions, 11 (4) pp. 64. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1005261.1005284

Pemberton, Steven (2004): A little personalization goes a long way. In Interactions, 11 (3) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/986253.986256

Pemberton, Steven (2004): Banking. In Interactions, 11 (4) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1005261.1005264

Pemberton, Steven (2003): Letter writing, telephones, and television. In Interactions, 10 (3) pp. 64-ff.

Pemberton, Steven (2003): Common interests. In Interactions, 10 (4) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (2003): Spanning the globe. In Interactions, 10 (2) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (2003): The kiss of the spiderbot. In Interactions, 10 (1) pp. 44.

Pemberton, Steven (2003): Not so much losing a publication as gaining a Web site. In Interactions, 10 (3) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (2003): So big, so bad, so often. In Interactions, 10 (6) pp. 64-ff.

Pemberton, Steven (2003): That old Janx Spirit. In Interactions, 10 (1) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (2003): Accessibilty is for everyone. In Interactions, 10 (6) pp. 4-5.

Pemberton, Steven (2003): Hotel heartbreak. In Interactions, 10 (5) pp. 64.

Pemberton, Steven (2003): Restrictive practices. In Interactions, 10 (4) pp. 64.

Pemberton, Steven (2003): The timeless way. In Interactions, 10 (5) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (2002): Choose one: fast, correct, or pleasurable. In Interactions, 9 (2) pp. 128-127.

Pemberton, Steven (2002): Editorial. In Interactions, 9 (2) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (2002): Electric IP. In Interactions, 9 (1) pp. 56.

Pemberton, Steven (2002): Use is beauty, beauty use. In Interactions, 9 (4) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (2002): Go away!. In Interactions, 9 (4) pp. 52-51.

Pemberton, Steven (2002): Pemberton's PDA. In Interactions, 9 (6) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (2002): A pixel is not a point. In Interactions, 9 (5) pp. 64.

Pemberton, Steven (2002): Pemberton's laptop. In Interactions, 9 (5) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (2002): Editorial. In Interactions, 9 (1) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (2002): Editorial. In Interactions, 9 (3) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Editorial. In Interactions, 8 (6) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/384076.384077 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Editorial. In Interactions, 8 (3) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/369825.378235 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): What's happening. In Interactions, 8 (3) pp. 7-9. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/369825.369826 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Reflections: Photocopy this article!. In Interactions, 8 (1) pp. 64. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/356978.356984 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Editorial: International Browser Day. In Interactions, 8 (1) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/356978.358312 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Editorial. In Interactions, 8 (2) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/361897.361898 Citation

Neerincx, Mark A., Lindenberg, Jasper, Pemberton, Steven (2001): Support concepts for Web navigation: a cognitive engineering approach. In: Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2001, . pp. 119-128. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/371920.371966

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Book preview. In Interactions, 8 (3) pp. 53-56. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/369825.369833 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Reflections: The design of notations. In Interactions, 8 (2) pp. 128-126. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/361897.361941 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Editorial. In Interactions, 8 (4) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/379537.383107 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Reflections: did convergence kill the clock?. In Interactions, 8 (6) pp. 52. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/384076.384089 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Reflections: the culture of uncertainty. In Interactions, 8 (5) pp. 51-52. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/382899.382907 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Editorial. In Interactions, 8 (5) pp. 4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/382899.382908 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Reflections: In search of the killer app. In Interactions, 8 (4) pp. 64. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/379537.379564 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2001): Conference preview: HCI international 2001. In Interactions, 8 (4) pp. 59-61. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/379537.379561 Citation

Pemberton, Steven (2000): Reflections: the accidental death of reviewing. In Interactions, 7 (4) pp. 56. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/2000-7-4/p56-pemberton/p56-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (2000): Editorial. In Interactions, 7 (5) pp. 4. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/2000-7-5/p4-pemberton/p4-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (2000): Reflections: so much for WYSIWYG. In Interactions, 7 (5) pp. 60. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/2000-7-5/p60-pemberton/p60-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (2000): Editorial. In Interactions, 7 (4) pp. 4. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/2000-7-4/p4-pemberton/p4-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (2000): Editorial. In Interactions, 7 (1) pp. 4. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/2000-7-1/p4-pemberton/p4-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (2000): The digital library. In Interactions, 7 (6) pp. 4. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/2000-7-6/p4-pemberton/p4-pemberton.html

Pemberton, Steven (2000): Editorial. In Interactions, 7 (2) pp. 4. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/2000-7-2/p4-pemberton/p4-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (2000): Reflections: it rings for thee. In Interactions, 7 (3) pp. 72. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/2000-7-3/p72-pemberton/p72-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (2000): Reflections: the demise of the book. In Interactions, 7 (1) pp. 92. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/2000-7-1/p92-pemberton/p92-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (2000): Reflections: abusus non tollit usum. In Interactions, 7 (6) pp. 56. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/2000-7-6/p56-pemberton/p56-pemberton.html

Pemberton, Steven, Blickstein, Jay (1999): Editorial. In Interactions, 6 (1) pp. 4.

Pemberton, Steven (1999): Starting a SIGCHI Local Group in the Netherlands. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 31 (1) pp. 17-21. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1999.1/local-sigs.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (1999): Editorial. In Interactions, 6 (6) pp. 2. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/1999-6-6/p2-pemberton/p2-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven, Blickstein, Jay (1999): Editorial. In Interactions, 6 (5) pp. 4. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/1999-6-5/p4-pemberton/p4-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (1999): Editorial. In Interactions, 6 (3) pp. 4. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/1999-6-3/p4-pemberton/p4-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (1998): Not With a Whimper. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (2) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.2/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1998): Teenagers, Sex Education and Microsoft. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (2) pp. 160. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.2/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1998): Mysteries Worth Pondering. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (3) pp. 72. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.3/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1998): A Curtain Falls. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (1) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.1/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1998): Flags are Not Languages. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (1) pp. 96. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.1/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1998): New Developments. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (3) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.3/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1998): CHI 98. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (4) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.4/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1998): Editorial. In Interactions, 5 (2) pp. 4. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/1998-5-2/p4-pemberton/p4-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (1998): Editorial. In Interactions, 5 (4) pp. 4. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/1998-5-4/p4-pemberton/p4-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (1998): Reflections: Our Subliminal Art. In Interactions, 5 (5) pp. 48. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/interactions/1998-5-5/p48-pemberton/p48-pemberton.pdf

Pemberton, Steven (1998): CHI 98: An Interview with the Conference Chairs. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (4) pp. 27-29. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.4/conf-chairs.html

Pemberton, Steven (1998): The Screen is Not Paper. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (4) pp. 112. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.4/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1997): If Six Were Nine. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 29 (2) pp. 68. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1997.2/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1997): Quick! The Future is Coming!. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 29 (1) pp. 96. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1997.1/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1997): New SIGCHI Email Addresses. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 29 (2) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1997.2/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1997): Goodbye Diane Darrow. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 29 (3) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1997.3/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1997): CHI 97: Interviews with the Conference Co-Chairs. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 29 (4) pp. 22-23. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1997.4/conf-chairs.html

Pemberton, Steven (1997): Achieving the Future. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 29 (1) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1997.1/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1997): Hell and Documentation. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 29 (4) pp. 112. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1997.4/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1997): CHI 97. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 29 (4) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1997.4/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1997): Programmers are Humans Too, 2. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 29 (3) pp. 64. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1997.3/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1996): Beep Beep!. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (3) pp. 128. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.3/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1996): The CHI Conference: Interviews with Conference Chairs. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (1) pp. 14-24. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.1/conf-chairs.html

Pemberton, Steven (1996): The SIGCHI Bulletin: Interviews with the Editors. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (1) pp. 10-13. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.1/bulletin.html

Pemberton, Steven (1996): SIGCHI: The Later Years: Interviews with Past Chairs. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (1) pp. 7-9. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.1/past-chairs.html

Pemberton, Steven (1996): Never is a Long Time. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (4) pp. 96. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.4/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1996): Programmers Are Humans Too. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (1) pp. 97. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.1/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1996): CHI as in arCHIve. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (1) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.1/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1996): WWW. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (2) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.2/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1996): CHI 96. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (4) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.4/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1996): CHI 96: Interviews with the Conference Co-Chairs. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (4) pp. 20-22. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.4/conf-chairs.html

Pemberton, Steven (1996): Italy. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (3) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1996.3/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1995): From the Editor. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (2) pp. 1.

Pemberton, Steven (1995): Views and Feelings: No Such Number, No Such Zone. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (1) pp. 96.

Pemberton, Steven (1995): From the Editor. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (1) pp. 1.

Fuller, Rodney, Pemberton, Steven (1995): Students: Deconstructing Tog: An Electronic Interview with Bruce Tognazzini. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (2) pp. 24-27.

Pemberton, Steven (1995): Views and Feelings: Things that Stay Us from the Swift Completion of Our Appointed Tasks. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (3) pp. 112. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1995.3/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1995): Views and Feelings: Metaphorically Speaking. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (4) pp. 96. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1995.4/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1995): From the Editor. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (4) pp. 1.

Pemberton, Steven (1995): From the Editor. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (3) pp. 1.

Pemberton, Steven (1995): Views and Feelings: Gbldgk. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (2) pp. 112. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1995.2/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1994): From the Editor: Social Interaction: its Rewards and Retributions. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 26 (3) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1994.3/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1994): Views and Feelings. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 26 (2) pp. 96. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1994.2/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1994): From the Editor. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 26 (2) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1994.2/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1994): Views and Feelings: Let Vs Coniectvre VVhat the VVorld VVovld Be Liqe Had the Roman Empire. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 26 (4) pp. 96. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1994.4/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1994): Views and Feelings: A Word of Encouragement. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 26 (3) pp. 96. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1994.3/views.html

Pemberton, Steven (1994): From the Editor: New No More. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 26 (4) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1994.4/editorial.html

Pemberton, Steven (1994): From the Editor. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 26 (1) pp. 1. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1994.1/editorial.html

Boeve, Eddy, Barfield, Lon, Pemberton, Steven (1993): WYSIWYG Editors: And What Now?. In: East-West International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Proceedings of the EWHCI93 , 1993, . pp. 98-115.

Barfield, Lon, Boeve, Eddy, Pemberton, Steven (1993): Objects, Invariants and Treacle: Animation in the Views System. In: Alty, James L., Diaper, Dan, Guest, D. (eds.) Proceedings of the Eighth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers VIII August 7-10, 1993, Loughborough University, UK. pp. 157-171.

Pemberton, Steven (1992): Programming Aspects of Views, an Open-Architecture Application Environment. In: Advanced Visual Interfaces 1992 , 1992, . pp. 223-239.

Pemberton, Steven (1991): Open User-Interfaces, Open Applications: The Views System. In: First Moscow International HCI91 Workshop Proceedings , 1991, . pp. 2-12.

Barfield, Lon, Boeve, Eddy, Pemberton, Steven (1991): The Views User-Interface System. 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. 415-416. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/108844/p415-barfield/p415-barfield.pdf

Turner, Thea, Szwillus, Gerd, Czerwinski, Mary, Peterno, Fabio, Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2000 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 1-6, 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Geurts, Leo, Meertens, Lambert, Pemberton, Steven (2005): ABC Programmer's Handbook, Bosko Books,

Pemberton, Steven (2013): Chapter 1: Introduction. In: "The Computer as Extended Phenotype" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Pemberton, Steven (2013): The Computer as Extended Phenotype, The Interaction Design Foundation,

Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 97 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 22-27, 1997, Atlanta, Georgia.