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Opening Keynote Speaker: Andrew Dillon

Andrew DillonAndrew is a Dean and Louis T. Yule Professor of Information Science at the School of Information at the University of Texas in Austin where he also holds appointments in Psychology and in Information, Risk and Operations Management.  Over the last 25 years he has published over 100 journal and conference articles covering topics in human response to information technology and is considered to be a research leader in the field of electronic text.  He has served on editorial boards of many leading journals such as the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Interacting with Computers, the Journal of Documentation, and the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.  Andrew has also written several books on hypertext, including the popular “Designing Usable Electronic Text” which is now in its second edition.  His research findings on the role of landmarks for online navigation, and perceptual and cognitive variables influencing readability and scanability have improved the usability of early websites and continue to inform the design of new ones.

In addition to publishing, Andrew is a highly sought-after public speaker and has given over 50 keynotes, invited lectures and presentations to date.  His keynote addresses span across continents and include the 2008 Annual International Conference on Knowledge Management (U.S.), Conceptions of Library and Information Science Conference (2007, Sweden), First European Conference on Information Architecture (2005, Belgium), and ASIST Information Architecture Summit (2005, Canada).

Andrew received his B.A. and M.A. from University College Cork (Ireland) and his Ph.D. from Loughborough University of Technology (U.K.) and was appointed Research Fellow at the Human Sciences & Advanced Technology Research Institute in the UK.  He then moved to the U.S. where among positions he served as the founding Director of the Masters in Human-Computer Interaction at the School of Informatics at Indiana University before taking on his current position at the University of Texas. 

Opening Keynote Speaker: Andrew Dillon
Closing Keynote Speaker: Irene Greif


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