Lynda Hardman is appointed distinguished professor Multimedia Interaction.
Lynda Hardman has always worked at improving the human interface of developing technology, in particular investigating navigation interfaces for hypertext as the World Wide Web was emerging at the beginning of the nineties. From computer support for hypertext, she became interested in the extra dimensions of time-based, interactive media and how these can be supported using generic web technologies. Her PhD thesis (UvA), on modelling and authoring hypermedia documents, and her contributions to the W3C SMIL recommendation are a result of this.
More recently, as the Semantic Web is developing, she has been working on improving human access to the growing "linked data cloud". In collaboration with UvA colleagues she will further investigate how methods can be improved for designing human-oriented interfaces for state of the art technology, and to what extent human tasks can steer the direction of the technology developments themselves.
Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans
Source: UvA Persvoorlichting