About Tog


Tog has 57 patents issued within the areas of human-computer interplay, aviation, radar, eye-tracking, flat panel show info presentation, GPS, moveable calendaring, and pictures, together with a key patent on the digital viewfinders now ubiquitous on digital cameras (US Patent 7,907,198) and his US Patent 7,062,573, proven within the film, Avatar. Additionally invented the Rolling Blackout Password Entry System, positioned within the public area. By no means heard of it? It’s commonplace for password entry on cell units, the place the last-entered character is displayed for a pair seconds earlier than being changed by a dot (•••••••e ). It permits the individual coming into the password to substantiate their entry whereas making life tough for optical eavesdroppers who should see and document each character. To view at the moment issued US patents, click on right here.


Consulted on interplay design for a lot of corporations together with:

• 4th Dimension • A.D.A.M. • AA World Providers • Adobe • Aldus • Ameritrade • Apple Laptop, Inc. • Ashlar • AT&T • Becton-Dickenson • BBC • Boeing • Connections • Enerlogic • Basic Electrical • Generic CAD • World Views • Gold Disk • Nice Plains • Hewlett-Packard • In Management • Inforum • Interactive Software program • Intel • Interleaf • Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) • Intuit • Kaiser Permanente • Kodak • Learningways • Letraset • Lotus • MacMapp • Mapinfo • Mediagenic • Microsoft • Muse • Occam Techniques • OCR Techniques • On-Know-how • OneBigTable • PageMaker • Pastel • Polaroid • Prodigy • Proxima • Saphire Design Techniques • Schlumberger • Sculpt 3D • Sensornet • Silicon Seaside Software program • SPSS • Statoil • Summit Methods Co. • Symantec Ulysses • Time Arts • TRW • VisiCorp • Wingz • Wordperfect • Xerox

Speaker, Lecturer, and Trainer

Tog is a sought-after speaker. He has delivered keynote addresses at dozens of conferences and conventions world wide, together with Siebold, Agenda, and Unix Expo (in America and Europe). Visitor lecturer at universities and establishments akin to MIT, Stanford, College of California, Moscow State College, College of Zürich, the College of Rome, Facilities for Illness Management, Atlanta (CDC), and Georgia Tech (Distinguished Lecturer Collection). He has designed and introduced tutorials for a lot of organizations and universities, together with the UIE Consumer Interface conferences, Laptop-Human Interplay Convention of the Affiliation for Computing Equipment, Rice College, and the College of Texas.

Tog commonly presents programs at Nielsen Norman Group occasions world wide.

Skilled Witness

Skilled witness on human-computer interplay retained by Lucent in Lucent Applied sciences Inc. v. Gateway Inc., 07CV2000, U.S. District Courtroom, Southern District of California (San Diego), Lucent patent 4,763,356, testifying on infringement, invalidity, and worth. The jury returned a verdict that the patent was legitimate and Microsoft had infringed, a verdict later upheld in enchantment. The unique harm award of $365 million was overturned, nonetheless, requiring a second trial restricted to damages. Of the shut to 1 dozen specialists concerned within the earlier trial, he was the one one retained for the second trial, this time addressing the only subject of worth, explaining to the jury, not the financial worth of the patent, however the excessive worth Lucent’s patented expertise provided to the consumer and thus, by extension, Microsoft. This time, Lucent requested $77 million whereas Microsoft instructed $5 million as truthful and satisfactory compensation. The jury got here again with an award of $77 million.

He has additionally consulted on a number of further circumstances involving human-computer interplay, together with the Kazaa.com case in January, 2006 (Australian File Business Affiliation (ARIA) v. Sharman, et. al., Fed. Ct. of Australia), the CAD/CAM patent case in Ashlar Inc. v. SDRC and Diehl Graphsoft, and CEATS, Inc. v Continental Airways, et. al., in Tyler, TX.


Tog has revealed scores of papers and articles on human-computer-interaction design, aviation security, and so forth., and is sole writer of Tog on Interface and Tog on Software program Design, each from Addison Wesley. He has co-authored or been a contributing writer of a number of different books together with the landmark e-book, “The Artwork of Human-Laptop Interface Design,” and “Safety and Usability,” wherein he revealed to the general public area his 2002 invention, the now-familiar “Rolling Blackout Password Entry System,” which briefly exhibits every character entered earlier than changing it with a • character.

Video and movie producer/author/director/performer

He has produced brief movies and experimental movies, together with a brief movie, “Seaside Goals,” picked up by House Field Workplace in 1978. Appeared on a number of PBS TV exhibits and documentaries. Created key clips for opening sequence for “The Laptop Chronicles.” Wrote and was on-screen performer in “WorldBuilder,” the Apple human interface video on Ideas of Macintosh Design. Co-authored, -directed, -executive produced Starfire, the 1992 futurist movie that predicted the rise of the World Broad Net. Acted as inventive marketing consultant and on-screen expertise for a 1996 BBC particular on user-centered design, “Computing, an Object-Oriented Strategy.”


Licensed Personal Pilot with expertise flying Cessna, Piper, Grob, Diamond, and Lockheed plane.

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