Albert Badre is a retired Professor in the College of Computing and the School of Psychology at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1973. His teaching, research and professional experience in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Software Usability and Human Interface Design and Technology extend over a period of twenty-eight years.
Dr. Badre's background combines expertise in the empirical methodologies of the behavioral sciences and the design approaches of the computing sciences. He is a frequent consultant and lecturer to the data processing and computer industry in the U.S., Europe, and South America in the area of Human-Computer Interaction.
Dr. Badre has been the principal investigator on numerous research projects and contracts in the areas of software usability and user interface design. He is the author of numerous technical papers in the areas of human computer interaction, user interface design, and cognitive science. He is a co-editor of the book Directions in Human/Computer Interaction. Dr. Badre's latest book is Shaping Web Usability: Interaction Design in Context.
Dr. Badre is the founding Coordinator of the M.S. Degree Program in Human Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech. Dr. Badre's research interests include four areas of focus: The Cultural Context of User Interface Design, Web Usability, Automating Usability Evaluation and Usability in Organizations.