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S. Joy Mountford has been designing and managing interface design
efforts for over 20 years. Her experience encompasses a range of
innovative and pioneering interface developments on different user
systems from airplanes to PCs to consumer electronics. Most recently
she was at Interval Research Corporation for over 5 years leading
a series of musical development projects. Previously she was the
creator and manager of the highly acclaimed Human Interface Group
at Apple Computer for nearly eight years. Before joining Apple,
Joy worked at MCC, an A.I. computer consortium and prior to that
she designed advanced user interfaces for military avionics systems
Joy initiated Apple's International Interface Design Project and
continued this at Interval. Both have been catalysts in setting
up and funding various interdisciplinary courses at universities
around the world. She frequently teaches at Art Center College of
Design, Pasadena, and at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU - ITP. She
is on various editorial boards across the design and interaction
communities, and is an elected board member of International Design
Conference in Aspen and a contributor to the Discover awards. She
conceived of and formed the team that wrote and edited "The Art
of Human Computer Interface Design" by Addison Wesley, 1987.
She has given a series of invited lectures and presentations worldwide
featuring highly interactive HCI multi-media demonstrations, including
plenary addresses at many conferences: CHI, INTERACT, TED and Siggraph
etc. Joy's graduate training was in Engineering Psychology from
University of Illinois and her undergraduate work from University
College London. She attended INSEAD business school for managers
of technology groups. She has several issued and pending interface
patents. Her areas of professional specialty are interaction design
techniques for rapid prototyping and methodology for user involvement.
More particularly she has worked on various on-line music projects,
3-D design and displays, and applied speech technology.