Daniel C. Robbins


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goals

I want to make the world a better place through more joyful and inclusive design.
education
Brown University: Fine Arts BA, 87-91

publications

Tumble! Splat! Helping Users Access and Manipulate Occluded Content in 2D DrawingsGonzalo Ramos, George Robertson, Mary Czerwinski, Desney Tan,
Patrick Baudisch, Ken Hinckley, and Maneesh Agrawala
5/23/2006
accepted to Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces 2006
FaThumb: A Facet-based Interface for Mobile Search
Amy K. Karlson, George Robertson, Daniel C. Robbins, Mary Czerwinski, Greg Smith
4/24/2006
Proceedings of SIGCHI 2006
Fast, Flexible Filtering with Phlat Personal Search and Organization Made EasyCutrell, E., Robbins, D. C., Dumais, S. T., and Sarin R.
4/24/2006
Proceedings of SIGCHI 2006
TaskZones: A Task Manager for Multiple-Monitor SystemsD. R. Hutchings, M. Czerwinski, D. Robbins, G. Robertson, G. Smith, and B. Meyers
10/24/2005
UIST 2005
Large Display User ExperienceRobertson, G., Czerwinski, M., Baudisch, P., Meyers, B., Robbins, D., Smith, G., Tan, D.
7/1/2005
IEEE Computer Graphics & Application, Special Issue on Large Displays
ZoneZoom: Map Navigation for Smartphones with Recursive View SegmentationDaniel C. Robbins, Edward Cutrell, Raman Sarin, Eric Horvitz
5/29/2004
Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces
Scalable Fabric: flexible task managementGeorge Robertson, Eric Horvitz, Mary Czerwinski, Patrick Baudisch, Dugald Ralph Hutchings, Brian Meyers, Daniel Robbins, Greg Smith
5/29/2004
Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces
GroupBar: The TaskBar EvolvedSmith, G., Baudisch, P., Robertson, G., Czerwinski, M., Meyers, B., Robbins, D., Horvitz, E., and Andrews, D.
11/1/2003
Proceedings of OZCHI 2003
Drag-and-Pop and Drag-and-Pick: Techniques for Accessing Remote Screen Content on Touch- and Pen-operated SystemsBaudisch, P., Cutrell, E., Robbins, D., Czerwinski, M., Tandler, P. Bederson, B., and Zierlinger, A.
8/1/2003
Proceedings of Interact 2003
Human interaction: Stuff I've seen: a system for personal information retrieval and re-useSusan Dumais, Edward Cutrell, JJ Cadiz, Gavin Jancke, Raman Sarin, Daniel C. Robbins
7/1/2003
Proceedings of the 26th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in informaion retrieval
Scope: Providing awareness of multiple notifications at a glanceVan Dantzich, M., Robbins, D., Horvitz, E. & Czerwinski, M.
5/29/2002
Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces
Visualizing Patterns: Polyarchy visualization: visualizing multiple intersecting hierarchiesGeorge Robertson, Kim Cameron, Mary Czerwinski, Daniel Robbins
4/1/2002
Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems
Animated Visualization of Multiple Intersecting HierarchiesGeorge Robertson, Kim Cameron, Mary Czerwinski, & Daniel Robbins
3/1/2002
Journal of Information Visualization
The Task Gallery: a 3D window managerGeorge Robertson, Maarten van Dantzich, Daniel Robbins, Mary Czerwinski, Ken Hinckley, Kirsten Risden, David Thiel, Vadim Gorokhovsky
4/1/2000
Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems
Data mountain: using spatial memory for document managementGeorge Robertson, Mary Czerwinski, Kevin Larson, Daniel C. Robbins, David Thiel, Maarten van Dantzich
11/1/1998
Proceedings of the 11th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology
The New EasyLiving Project at Microsoft ResearchSteve Shafer, John Krumm, Barry Brumitt, Brian Meyers, Mary Czerwinski, and Daniel Robbins
7/30/1998
Joint DARPA/NIST Smart Spaces Workshop
An interactive 3D toolkit for constructing 3D widgetsRobert C. Zeleznik, Kenneth P. Herndon, Daniel C. Robbins, Nate Huang, Tom Meyer, Noah Parker, John F. Hughes
9/1/1993
Proceedings of the 20th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques
Interactive shadowsKenneth P. Herndon, Robert C. Zeleznik, Daniel C. Robbins, D. Brookshire Conner, Scott S. Snibbe, Andries van Dam
12/1/1992
Proceedings of the 5th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology
Using deformations to explore 3D widget designScott S. Snibbe, Kenneth P. Herndon, Daniel C. Robbins, D. Brookshire Conner, Andries van Dam
7/1/1992
ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics
Three-dimensional widgetsBrookshire D. Conner, Scott S. Snibbe, Kenneth P. Herndon, Daniel C. Robbins, Robert C. Zeleznik, Andries van Dam
6/1/1992
Proceedings of the 1992 symposium on Interactive 3D graphics

patents

  • 31 Filed
  • 12 issued

work experience

See full project list at: http://research.microsoft.com/~dcr/work.htm

Microsoft: Microsoft Research, UI Designer, 96 present

Microsoft: Advanced Authoring Tools, UI Designer, 95 96

  • Designed new "shells" for suite of multimedia authoring products and basic interaction techniques

Any Channel, 94 to 95: Level Designer for "Po'd" console video game

Avid Technology, 94: 3D UI Design Consulting for Video Editing

Autodesk, Inc. 94 to 95: 3D UI Design explorations

Brown University: Computer Graphics Group, UI Designer, 87 to 95

National Museum of Natural History, Exhibits Design Intern, Summer 84

National Museum of American Art, Exhibits Design Intern, Summer 82

skills

3DS Max, Flash, Photoshop, JavaScript, video-editing, wood-working, parenting