Alan Cooper, known for his role in humanizing technology through his groundbreaking work in software design, visited with the Department of Design.
Widely recognized as the "Father of Visual Basic" Cooper is the author of the books, "About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design" and "The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity".
He is the founder of Cooper, a leading interaction design consultancy, and is credited with being the first to use personas as practical interaction design tools to create high-tech products that address user needs.
Alan engaged graduate students from Design, Engineering, Computer Science, and the OSU Medical Center in a discussion on the secrets to forming effective cross-disciplinary teams. He also delivered the keynote for the (CETI) Center for Enterprise Transformation and Innovation's annual industry day and promoted Cooper's newly formed UX Bootcamp.