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A Conversation with Alan Cooper: The Origin of Interaction Design
November/December 2008 (vol. 25 no. 6)
pp. 15-17
Jeff Patton, independent consultant
In the world of user-centered design thinking, Alan Cooper is responsible for many of the tenets used in interaction design practice today. Most notably, he introduced the use of personas to distill and make relevant information about a system's users, information we subsequently use to drive interaction design. In this article, User Centric editor Jeff Patton interviews Alan Cooper. They discuss the birth of modern microcomputer software and the arrival of the interaction design discipline.
Index Terms:
interaction design, Alan Cooper, interview
Citation:
Jeff Patton, "A Conversation with Alan Cooper: The Origin of Interaction Design," IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 15-17, Nov.-Dec. 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.142
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