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Who is who in UX: Alan Cooper

Presentation for UXDI class (General Assembly) about the Software Alchemist Alan Cooper, inventor of design "Personas" methodology, Founder of @Cooper, 'Father of Visual Basic.

Lisandra Maioli

on 15 June 2015

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Transcript of Who is who in UX: Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper
Learned programming
Created Visual Basic
Began consulting with other companies, helping them design their applications to be more user friendly
Founded Cooper Interaction Design Agency in SF with his wife Sue
"About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design"
"The Inmates Are Running the Asylum:
Twitter Bio
Born in Marina County
Has studied Architecture
(and started working as a programmer to pay his college)
“How do users interact with this?”
*Cooper’s early insights drove him to create a design process, focused not on what could be coded but on what could be designed to meet users’ needs.
Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity"
He currently lives in a Farm in Petaluma (CA) and still is the leader of Cooper
By Ali & Lis
June 15, 2012
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