Professor Winograd's focus is on human-computer interaction design and the design of technologies for development. He founded and directed the teaching programs and HCI research in the Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Group, which recently celebrated it's 20th anniversary. He was a founding faculty member of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (the "") and on the faculty of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)

Winograd was a founding member and past president of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. He is on a number of journal editorial boards, including Human Computer Interaction, ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, and Informatica. He has advised a number of companies started by his students, including Google. In 2011 he received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award.



Terry Winograd, Understanding Natural Language, Academic Press, 1972. 

Terry Winograd, Language as a Cognitive Process: Syntax, Addison-Wesley, 1983. 

Terry Winograd and Fernando Flores, Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design Addison-Wesley, 1987 

Paul Adler and Terry Winograd (eds.) Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools Oxford, 1992 

Terry Winograd, with John Bennett, Laura De Young, and Bradley Hartfield (eds.), Bringing Design to Software, Addison Wesley, 1996. 

References on the Language Action Perspective 

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Professor Winograd is married to Prof. Carol Hutner Winograd, MD and has daughters Shoshana and Avra and three Stanford fan grandsons plus a fourth who doesn't have a t-shirt yet.