Speaker World Usability Congress c20

Bill Albert

Executive Director, Bentley University

Bill Albert is Executive Director of the Bentley University User Experience Center. Albert brings more than 20 years of experience in UX research, design, and strategy to his role leading the center. He has expertise in qualitative and quantitative user research methods, service design, and user experience strategy. Some of his recent clients include: Philips Healthcare, American Express, Hearst Media, ESPN, TD Bank, Ericsson, and HubSpot. Prior to joining Bentley, Albert was Director of User Experience at Fidelity Investments, and Senior User Interface Researcher at Lycos.

Albert has published and presented his research at more than 50 national and international conferences, including keynotes at UX Hong Kong, UX India, and Ergo Design (Brazil). He co-wrote (with Tom Tullis) the first book on usability metrics, Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics (first edition 2008, second edition 2013). He also co-wrote (with Tom Tullis and Donna Tedesco), Beyond the Usability Lab: Conducting Large-Scale Online User Experience Studies in 2010. Albert is Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Usability Studies.

Albert has been awarded prestigious fellowships through the University of California Santa Barbara and the Japanese Government for his research in human factors and spatial cognition. He received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Washington (Geographic Information Systems) and his PhD from Boston University (Spatial Cognition). He completed a post-doc at Nissan Cambridge Basic Research (affiliated with the MIT Media Lab).


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