Jenifer Tidwell

[Photo] Jenifer  Tidwell

Jenifer Tidwell is an interaction designer and software developer for The MathWorks, makers of technical computing software. She specializes in the design and construction of data analysis and visualization tools, and has been working on new designs for the data tools in MATLAB, which is used by researchers, students, and engineers worldwide to develop cars, planes, proteins, and theories about the universe. She has been known to design web sites, and was an early enthusiast for rich Internet application (RIA) technology, having helped design and develop Curl in the early 2000s.

Jenifer received her technical education at MIT and her design education at the Massachusetts College of Art, but she's not finished learning yet. She has been researching use interface patterns since 1997. Photography and writing are her creative outlets, and she spends as much time as she can in the New England outdoors - on a bike, on a boat, on foot, on skis, and on belay.

Jenfier's personal web site can be found at

Books from Jenifer

[Book Cover] Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design
Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design (Author)
From O'Reilly Media, released November 21st, 2005
Designing a good interface isn't easy. Users demand software that is well-behaved, good-looking, and easy to use. Your clients or managers demand originality and a short time to market. Your UI technology -- web applications, desktop software, even mobile device...