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Lucy Lockwood, PresidentLucy A. D. Lockwood, President, is an internationally recognized consultant and trainer who draws on nearly 20 years experience in programming and project management in her work on software usability, technical teamwork, and the effective integration of people and technology within the development process. She helped develop many of the core concepts and techniques of usage-centered design.

 

A highly regarded trainer and top-rated speaker at numerous conferences, she has taught in Europe, Asia, and Australia and has keynoted major conferences, including Performance Support and On-Line Learning '99. Lockwood has also been track chair of Usability and User Interface Design for the Software Development Conference and the Web Design and Development Conference as well Conference Chair of the Enterprise Applications Development Conference.

 

Her publications include articles on user interface design, Web development, technical teamwork, and project management (see bibliography), and she is the co-author of the definitive text on usage-centered design, Software for Use (Addison-Wesley, 1999), winner of Software Development magazine's Jolt Award as the best book of 1999. She is a graduate of Tufts University and has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia).

 

Larry Constantine, Dir., Research & DevelopmentLarry L. Constantine, IDSA, Chief Scientist, is an ACM Distinguished Engineer and one of the pioneers of software design whose current work in usage-centered design continues a long tradition of technical innovation and professional leadership. In a career spanning four decades, he has contributed numerous concepts and techniques forming the foundations of modern practice in software engineering and applications development.

 

Constantine is an award-winning designer who specializes in visual and interaction designs for software, Web, and embedded applications. His innovations include several patents in human-machine interaction.

 

In great demand as a presenter, Constantine has keynoted numerous major international conferences and has taught in 20 countries around the world. He is a prolific writer and a widely read columnist. Among his publications in both the computer sciences and human sciences are over 150 articles and papers (see bibliography) plus 17 books, including the award-winning Software for Use (Addison-Wesley, 1999), written with Lucy Lockwood; The Peopleware Papers (Prentice Hall, 2001); and the software engineering classic, Structured Design (Prentice hall, 1979), written with Ed Yourdon. His books and papers have been translated into Chinese, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

 

Constantine is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Engineering at the University of Madeira, Funchal (Portugal) where he is also Director of LabUSE: the Laboratory for Usage-centered Software Engineering. He also served on the faculty of the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia), where he was Professor of Information Technology. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.