Bill Moggridge – (1943 – 2012)
If you are looking at this site your dream and intention is probably to follow the inspirational founders of industrial design and make a difference to our designed world!
You might know that one of the greatest, Bill Moggridge, has recently died. The affable, form founding influential designer, design business founder, commentator and curator has been remembered by many; why not investigate the links (and the links they give) Below?
“Last Word” BBC Radio 4 (16:00, 21/9) – iplayer @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01mqr5b/Last_Word_Prof_Sid_Watkins_Bill_Moggridge_Stanley_Long_George_Hurst_and_Ken_McManus
On the IDEO site@ http://www.ideo.com/people/bill-moggridge (A young (?)John Elliott at back of the shot (c 3’33”?).
Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum press release and images @ http://www.cooperhewitt.org/press/2012/09/09/cooper-hewitt-mourns-loss-director-bill-moggridge
Design Week (By Richard Seymour)@ http://www.designweek.co.uk/industry-voice/a-tribute-to-bill-moggridge/3035256.article
Guardian Obit @ http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/sep/10/bill-moggridge
FT Obit @ http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/70264772-fd92-11e1-8fc3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz277Q30bOP
New York Times Obit @ http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/garden/tributes-to-bill-moggridge-cooper-hewitt-director.html?pagewanted=all&_moc.semityn.www
And a couple of his recent books to read (have you re-visited that media recently?)… “Designing Interactions” (2006) and “Designing Media” (2010).
Read, dream, follow Bill’s footsteps and then walk on and applying yourself to the creative needs of the world. Walk on and sharing your insights, as many others have done; Rob Law and Tim Brown, for example!