Andrew (Andy) Warr is a User Experience Researcher at Google. Andy leads and conducts the research for Google's client products e.g. Chrome, Chrome OS, Google Toolbar, etc...
Andy's education is primarily in the domain of computer science. He has an undergraduate degree in computer science; and a PhD in computer science, specializing in human-computer interaction. The topic of his thesis was 'Understanding and Supporting Creativity in Design'. He also has research interests in collaboration; natural user interfaces; and, mobile and pervasive computing.
After his PhD Andy spent a year as a post-doc at the University of Oxford, researching collaboration and project management in e-science/cyberinfrastructure. He then moved to Vancouver, Canada and then Seattle to work for Microsoft as a User Experience Researcher. While at Microsoft he worked on Office 2010, as well as a few other projects aimed at improving user experience processes, methods and tools.