Russ E. Burtner
Senior User Experience Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Lab
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
User Experience Design , User Research , Natural User Interfaces , User Centered Design Methodology , Interaction Research , Envisioning tech forecast
Profile Summary

7.2009 – Present
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Senior User Experience Lead
Business development, project management, art direction, user experience design, interaction design, information visualization, production and development. Projects involved clients from DHS, NSA, DOE and many others, focused mainly on tools for interacting, visualizing and understanding large complex data structures.

10.2005 – 7.2002
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA
User Experience Lead
Position of many roles including management, project management, art direction, user experience design, interaction design, production and development. Projects involved vision for the Microsoft Business Division articulated in web, video, whitepapers and customer facing installations utilizing leading edge technologies and interface methods. Managed 4 fulltime employees, a 1.3 million dollar budget and multiple large scale projects. Presented and communicated with high level executives, project leads, development and marketing.

9.2000 – 6.2002
Alki Software, Seattle WA
Art Director, Illustrator
Provided art direction and illustration for a number of on online properties. Illustrated over 350 spot illustrations. Coded HTML, CSS, XSL and XML. Designed and built numerous demos for the web, Win CE devices and for mail and calendar software.

6.1999 – 9.2000
Oxygen Media, Seattle WA
Art Director
Provided design, illustration, html production and animation to the various brands of Oxygen media. is a multimedia company targeting women on the internet and on TV. We launched 16 websites and a cable network in 1999.

9.1995 – 6.1999
Raster Ranch, Seattle WA
Art Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Animator
Provided design, illustration and animation to the clients of Raster Ranch. Raster Ranch's client list included Microsoft, Disney, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Hewlett Packard, EA Sports and the Belo group. Raster Ranch's object was to provide design and content for any screen.
Publications (1)

Proceedings Article | 4 February 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8654, Visualization and Data Analysis 2013
KEYWORDS: Analytics, Visual analytics, Visualization, Image segmentation, Image processing, Video, Feature extraction, Data processing, Video processing, Multimedia

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