Issue No.06 - November/December (2008 vol.25)
Jeff Patton , independent consultant
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2008.142
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.
interaction design, Alan Cooper, interview
Jeff Patton, "A Conversation with Alan Cooper: The Origin of Interaction Design", IEEE Software, vol.25, no. 6, pp. 15-17, November/December 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.142