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Elizabeth Churchill – keynote speaker at Digitalize in Sthlm 2021!

Proudly presenting Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience, Google – and one of our international keynote speakers at Digitalize in Sthlm 2021

Elizabeth Churchill is a Director of User Experience at Google. Her field of study is Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience, with a current focus on the design of effective designer and developer tools.

Churchill has built research groups and led research in a number of well-known companies, including as Director of Human-Computer Interaction at eBay Research Labs in San Jose, CA, as a Principal Research Scientist and Research Manager at Yahoo! in Santa Clara, CA and as a Senior Scientist at PARC and before that at FXPAL, Fuji Xerox’s Research lab in Silicon Valley.

Working across a number of research areas, she has published research, patented prototypes, and taught courses at a number of universities. She has more than 50 patents granted or pending, 7 academic books, and over 100 publications in theoretical and applied psychology, cognitive science, human-computer interaction, mobile and ubiquitous computing, computer-mediated communication and social media. In 2016, she received the Citris-Banatao Institute Athena Award for Executive Leadership.

She served as the Executive Vice President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) from 2018-2020, and on the Executive Committee of the ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), for 8 years, 6 years of those as Executive Vice President and 2 as Vice President for Chapters. She has also held leadership committee positions on a number of ACM SIGCHI associated conferences. Churchill is a Fellow and Distinguished Speaker of the ACM, and a member of the SIGCHI Academy.

Churchill earned her BSc. in Experimental Psychology and her MSc. in Knowledge-Based Systems from the University of Sussex in the UK, and her PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Cambridge, also in the UK. She has received honorary doctorates from the University of Sussex (2018) and Stockholm University (2019) for her continued contributions to the field of human-computer interaction.

Find out more in the abstract of Elizabeth’s talk  “Supporting designers and developers is the way to a better future: Some reflections and case studies” at Digitalize in Sthlm 2021


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