Bill Buxton interview

29 Dec 2005 - 9:54am
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Dave Malouf
2005

Since it is a relatively slow week, I thought I'd share this interview that
was done by C|Net.com of Bill Buxton.

Bill Buxton (www.billbuxton.com) is a well-rounded human-based technologist,
engineer, artist, business man (he gets it, IMHO). He founded
Alias-Wavefront, was chief-scientist at SGI, and most recently has been
hired by MS Research.

Here is the link to the interview:
http://news.com.com/PC+or+people-whos+the+boss/2008-1082_3-6001709.html

His personal mantra from his home page:
"Ultimately, we are deluding ourselves if we think that the products that we
design are the "things" that we sell, rather than the individual, social and
cultural experience that they engender, and the value and impact that they
have. Design that ignores this is not worthy of the name."

Like I said, he gets it.

-- dave

David Heller
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Comments

4 Jan 2006 - 12:15pm
John Schrag
2005

At 09:54 AM 12/29/2005, David Heller wrote:
>Bill Buxton (www.billbuxton.com) is a well-rounded human-based technologist,
>engineer, artist, business man (he gets it, IMHO). He founded
>Alias-Wavefront, was chief-scientist at SGI, and most recently has been
>hired by MS Research.

Minor correction: Bill Buxton did not found Alias. He just worked here
for a few
years running our UI Research Group, which is now run by Gord Kurtenbach.

-john

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