IDSA, ACM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Scientist with Constantine & Lockwood, Ltd.


Larry L. Constantine, IDSA, ACM Distinguished Engineer, is an award-winning designer and design methodologist specializing in visual and interaction design for software and Web applications.

One of the pioneers of software engineering whose current work centers on activity modeling and usage-centered design, he has contributed numerous concepts and techniques forming the foundations of modern practice in software engineering and applications design and development.

His award-winning design innovations include multiple patents in human-machine interaction. His publications in both the computer sciences and human sciences include over 175 articles and papers plus 17 books, among them Software for Use (Addison-Wesley, 1999; Japanese edition: Kozo Keikaku Engineering, 2005), written with Lucy Lockwood and winner of the prestigious Jolt Award as the best book of 1999, The Peopleware Papers (Prentice Hall, 2001), and the classic text, Structured Design, (Prentice Hall 1979), writte n with Ed Yourdon.

His books have been translated into nine languages, including Japanese, Chinese, and Russian. A highly regarded presenter and teacher, he has lectured and taught around the world and has keynoted numerous major international conferences.

Constantine is Chief Scientist with Constantine & Lockwood, Ltd., the international design consultancy he co-founded, and Director of the Laboratory for Usage-centered Software Engineering (LabUSE) at the University of Madeira, Portugal where he is also a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Engineering.

Related Session

  • [U-1] Designing for User Performance
    Dec. 11, 14:45 - 15:45
  • [Keynote-3] Design for Use: Supporting Human Activity in the Real World
    Dec. 12, 10:15 - 11:15


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