Bill Buxton- MIX09 - Nerd Stalker #35



Nerd Stalker is humbled to interview one of the greatest minds in interactive design: Bill Buxton. He is the author of Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design. Bill is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and has a 30 year involvement in research, design and commentary around human aspects of technology, and digital tools for creative endeavour, including music, film and industrial design. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a researcher at Xerox PARC, a professor at the University of Toronto, and Chief Scientist of Alias Research and SGI Inc. – where 2003 he was co-recipient of an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement.

We typically edit videos down to bite-sized portions. However, this content is so good that we decided to break this in-depth conversation into two parts (approximately 8 minutes each). This interview is an absolute must-see for designers, user interface, industrial design, and user experience practitioners.

Topics discussed include design and Microsoft, the arc mouse, the zune, sketchflow, advice for designers, terminology (design can mean many things), why design is more important now more than ever, and what Bill is excited about.


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