Eric Justin Gould Bear
Born Eric Justin Gould
(1968-08-24) August 24, 1968 (age 48)
New York City
Residence Austin, TX
Citizenship Flag of the United States.svg United States
Fields User Experience Design
Institutions Chief Experience Officer, Inc.
MONKEYmedia, Inc.
Alma mater New York University - M.P.S.
(Interactive Telecommunications)
Wesleyan University - B.A.
(Cognitive Science)
Known for Relativity Controller[1]
Seamless Expansion[2]
Virtual Force Feedback[3]
Poly-Vectoral Navigation[4]
Walk-in Theater[5]
Notable awards

CLIO Award
International CES Innovations
South by Southwest Interactive
Communication Arts
One Show Interactive
New Media Invision

Eric Gould Bear is a patent specialist involved in user experience and intellectual property strategy, and a testifying expert witness in computer user interface patent infringement litigation.[6][7][8] He is an inventor; named in over 100 patents and patent applications relating to Human-Computer Interaction (software and hardware).[9][10][11]

Bear has been designing user interfaces since 1984 and has established user experience strategies for many well-known Fortune 500 corporations. He is a former university professor (San Francisco State University; University of Texas at Austin) and executive (Microsoft; Yahoo!).[12]

Communication Arts described Bear as "one of the most thoughtful and provocative interface and interaction designers working in the field."[13] He is recognized for his collaborative approaches to creating easy-to-use technology and engaging digital media.[14]


  1. Relativity Controller: Reflecting User Perspective in Document Spaces. SIGCHI 1993 InterCHI, pp. 125-126. Association for Computing Machinery (1993-04-24). Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  2. Seamless Video Expansion: Shaping the Contour of Streams for Personalized TV. SIGCHI 2000 Tutorial #26: Interactive Television, pp. 5-15. Association for Computing Machinery (2000-04-01). Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  3. Virtual Force-Feedback: Kinesthetic Engagement without Custom Hardware. OzCHI 2000, pp. 152-153. Human Factors and Ergonomic Society of Australia (2000-12-04). Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  4. Poly-Vectoral Reverse Navigation: Simplifying Traversal to and from Shared Nodes. SIGCHI 2001, pp. 37-38. Association for Computing Machinery (2001-03-31). Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  5. Walk-in Theater for iPad. Apple Inc. (2012-08-28). Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  6. Projekt202 Press Release, June 21, 2005. BusinessWire (2005-06-21). Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  7. MONKEYmedia Press Release, February 14, 2006. BusinessWire (2006-02-14). Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  8. SeamlessTV Press Release, August 24, 2009. BusinessWire (2009-08-24). Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  9. Results of Search in US Patent Collection Database for: IN/"Gould, Eric" OR IN/"Bear, Eric". United States Patent & Trademark Office. Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  10. Results of Search in US Patent Application Database for: IN/"Gould, Eric" OR IN/"Bear, Eric". United States Patent & Trademark Office. Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  11. Results of Search in International and National Patent Collections for: ALLNAMES:(Gould Bear). World Intellectual Property Organization. Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  12. Bear, Eric. Eric Gould Bear Curriculum Vitae. Retrieved on 2012-12-14.
  13. "Multimedia in Austin, Texas: What Kind of Cowboys Are These? by Sam McMillan. Communication Arts (May/June 1998), pp. 152-159."
  14. Industry Briefs: MONKEYmedia. ACM Interactions (magazine) Volume 8 Issue 2, pp. 63-70. Association for Computing Machinery (2001-03-01). Retrieved on 2012-12-14.

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