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Dr. Shneiderman is a computer scientist who participated in the creation of human-computer interaction. During his career at the University of Maryland, College Park (1976- ) he founded the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (1982), conducted research, taught courses, and contributed to the development of human-computer interaction.

The Ben Shneiderman Papers are housed at the Archive and Manuscripts Department of the University of Maryland Libraries at College Park. They cover the period 1968-1998, showing his work and the emergence of the discipline of human-computer interaction. This website serves as a guide to these papers and presents his professional career.

This resource should be useful to those who are interested in this period during which computer science expanded to include human-computer interaction. The struggle to embrace user interfaceben2.jpg (8058 bytes) design as a technical topic and address the human side of technology is reflected in these papers. The papers include final versions and drafts of articles, conference materials, consulting and grant records, personal correspondence, course materials, and clippings from newspapers and magazines showing how they address user interface issues.

Ben Shneiderman's professional career is presented in his detailed resume, career review (includes short biography). This website also includesdetailed list of his scientific articles, books, videos, and professional lectures (1982-1998). When the UM Libraries acquired his papers, a detailed preliminary inventory of the 44 boxes was produced. Additional documentation includes photos, articles about Ben Shneiderman in the press, and his own writings about his work. To help orient visitors, there is a descriptive site map and a report about its development.

 

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