Ever since his involvement in the influential Xerox Star project in the seventies, Bill Verplank has been a true pioneer in the discipline of interaction design. To this day, many of the metaphors and models underlying a host of human-computer interfaces, remain deeply indebted to the ideas developed by him and his contemporaries decades ago. We dig up an unreleased interview recorded during his visit to Barcelona for the International Conference on “Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction”.
00:00 The basis of interaction design
02:59 The experience at Xerox Star
05:15 The evolution of interaction
06:11 On academic ladders
07:57 Education and interaction
10:00 The metaphors of interaction
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