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Bill Verplank: interaction-design-paradigms

November 6, 2008

For the past few days we have been very lucky to have Bill Verplank teaching us. Bill is hugely experienced and has had a profound influence in the pioneering and emergence of Interaction Design as we know it…….

“His PhD from MIT was in man-machine systems. At Xerox from 1978 to 1986 he participated in testing and refining the Xerox Star graphical user interface. From 1986 to 1992, he worked as a design consultant with the author to bring graphical user interfaces into the product design world. At Interval Research from 1992 to 2000 he directed Research & Design for Collaboration. He has helped to establish the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and is a visiting scholar in haptics in the Music Department at Stanford University”


On Wednesday Bill ran an open lecture explaining the context of the history and future of interaction design  and the way people think about the subject. He described the process of designing interactions with beautifully concise diagrams. He’s ability to draw and write at the same time it amazing!

Here are some photographs from the talk.






Rather than me telling you what Bill talked about i would suggest that you watch the same lecture on the ‘designing interactions’ website