Alan DixAlan Dix is Professor of Computing at Lancaster University.
His work in HCI research has spanned 25 years and has included the study of formal methods for interactive systems (his thesis topic), collaborative work, and web and mobile interfaces.
His recent work has focused on intelligent internet interfaces, physicality in design and methods for technical creativity. He has published over 300 technical papers and authored and co-authored several books including one of the main international textbooks in human-computer interaction.
In addition to his HCI research he was involved in two dot.com start-ups and recently he was co-inventor of intelligent lighting technology, which is currently under commercial development.