Engelbart, Douglas C.

Engelbart, Douglas C.

(1925–  ) computer engineer; born in Portland, Ore. A pioneer in the design of interactive computer environments, he invented the "mouse" (1963). He created the first two-dimensional editing system and was the first to demonstrate the use of mixed text-graphics and shared screen viewing. He was director of the Augmentation Research Center in Palo Alto (1959–77). He founded the Bootstrap Project at Stanford University (1989).