Associate Professor Alethea Blackler (PhD) is Head of Discipline in Industrial Design at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Her principle area of research interest is intuitive interaction, in which she is one of the world leaders. She pioneered the first empirical work in the field, and has led a prestigious ARC Discovery project on Facilitating Intuitive Interaction for Older People. She recently edited a special issue of the OUP journal Interacting with Computers on Intuitive Interaction and is continuing work on developing design methodology for intuitive interaction as well as applying intuitive interaction into other areas, such as gaming, children, navigation and expertise. She has published extensively, been invited to give presentations internationally and is the recipient of several awards.