Alan Cooper talks with Dave Rael about interaction design, collaboration, sustainable business success, reading and books, and innovation
Alan Cooper is an American software designer and programmer. Widely recognized as the “Father of Visual Basic," Cooper is also known for his books About Face and The Inmates Are Running the Asylum, both appearing in multiple updated editions over the years. As founder of Cooper, a leading interaction design consultancy, he created the Goal-Directed design methodology and pioneered the use of personas as practical interaction design tools to create high-tech products.
0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Alan Cooper
3:28 - Approaching design from the developer's point of view and writing about it
5:10 - Aesthetic design vs functional design and design tools
7:30 - Paying attention to users - interaction design and "getting out of the building"
9:31 - Alan's definition of value
11:28 - Alan's thoughts on being known as the "Fa