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An audience with Alan Cooper (22 Feb 2000)
Before the interview started I really thought I had some chance of holding my own with Alan Cooper. I thought I knew a bit about Interaction Design and I could ask some intelligent questions. We had a good script and we had an hour of his time. However, what was intended to be an Interview immediately became an audience with the master. It became difficult to slide in the questions as Cooper began to tear up the rulebook for the technology industry and throw it out. He discusses why Interaction Design is about complete systems architecture and he hits on what's wrong with relational databases; what's wrong with file systems; why Interaction Design is a lot more than Interface Design; and why he really doesn't like Usability much either.
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