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Welcome to Lin Brown's website. The purpose of this site is to tell you a little about myself.
I've divided the content into sections for each of my major interests:
career, family, music, and photography.

Lin Brown Home Page

I am an experienced executive, author, and expert in User Experience Design. I live with my wife in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area. My business expertise is in User Experience Design, Software Process Improvement, and Software Quality. My interests and hobbies include music, photography, and travel.


I was born in a small town in southwest Georgia named Cuthbert. Cuthbert is about 160 miles southwest of Atlanta. It is a rural area where the main industry is agriculture.

I went to college at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, which consistently ranks among the top 10 public universities in the US. I studied Applied Psychology, specializing in User Interface Design and received a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Human Factors / User Interface Design.

Thumbnail of HCI Guidelines Book I wrote a book called Human-Computer Interface Design Guidelines. The book is a practical guide to designing usable user interfaces. You can find it at the Stanford University Library.

I have worked at the following companies and jobs:

Companies and Roles

LockheedHuman Factors Engineer
XeroxUser Interface Engineer
Sun MicrosystemsUser Interface Manager/Director
InktomiVice President, Quality Eng
CiscoUser Experience Design Sr. Manager

To see more information and photos of my interests and hobbies, click on one of the links in the left column.