Ben Shneiderman: Pioneer of direct manipulation Pioneers in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) are memorable for their extraordinary research, astonishing designs, energetic lectures, passionate discussions, and personal warmth. As a community we have had as much impact as the chip designers in enabling 7+ billion people to benefit from advanced technologies. Our work on graphical user interfaces, World-Wide Web design, social media, and mobile devices with their numerous apps has been culturally and technologically transformative. In my career I've had the pleasure of meeting and being inspired by hundreds of amazing researchers and innovators who contributed to the…
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