Stephen Brown
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers: Biography

Stephen Brown

Director, Knowledge Media Design
De Montfort University
Imaging and Communication Design
Portland 2.3a
The Gateway
Leicester Leicestershire
LE1 9BH United Kingdom

Stephen Brown is Professor of Learning Technologies and Director of Knowledge Media Design at De Montfort University, UK. His career includes course design, research and tutoring for the Open University, Head of Distance Learning for BT Training, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Engineering Design, Director of the International Institute for Electronic Library Research at De Montfort University, Senior Technology Adviser to the JISC funded Technologies Centre and President of the UK Association for Learning Technology. At the Open University he worked on the design of the UK's first educational interactive video disc. At BT he pioneered and established the use of CD based training. At De Montfort University he directed a number of successful JISC and EU funded digital library research projects cultural heritage websites, led the development of the Electronic Campus and successfully led a major bid for JISC funds to develop one of the first Managed Learning Environments in the UK. Project partners include IBM, BT, Hulton Getty, RTE, the Home Office, Department of Trade and Industry, Department for Education and Employment, the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Hunt Museum, JISC, HEFCE and the European Commission. He is currently researching and developing virtual research environments, tools and services for arts and humanities researchers. Research interests include portals, data federation, data mining, online learning, human factors, knowledge elicitation and media design

Stephen will present Squaring the Triangle: Implications of broadband for access, diversity and accessibility in museum Web design. [Paper]
Stephen will teach Cutting edge prototyping: paper based user trials. [Workshop]