Dr. Bill Albert has joined the staff of the journal. While he has been on its editorial board since 2009, Bill and I will now manage the publication of JUS issues and the direction of the journal as joint Editors in Chief. Bill is Executive Director of the Design and Usability Center and Adjunct Professor in the Human Factors in Information Design program at Bentley University. Prior to joining Bentley, he was Director of User Experience at Fidelity Investments, Senior User Interface Researcher at Lycos, and Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at Nissan Cambridge Basic Research.
Bill was awarded fellowships through the University of California Santa Barbara and the Japanese Government for his research in human factors and spatial cognition. He received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Washington in Geographic Information Systems and his PhD from Boston University in Geography/Spatial Cognition. He completed a post-doc at Nissan Cambridge Basic Research.
Bill’s research interests focus on the science of user experience. He co-authored (with Tom Tullis) the first ever book on usability metrics, Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics, published by Elsevier/Morgan Kauffman in 2008 (second edition in 2013). His second book (with Tom Tullis and Donna Tedesco), Beyond the Usability Lab: Conducting Large-Scale User Experience Studies was published in 2010 (Elsevier/Morgan Kauffman). He has presented his research at many national and international conferences, and frequently gives workshops and tutorials on user experience research techniques.