Bill Moggridge (British, b. 1943) founded his design firm in London in 1969, adding a second office in 1979 in Palo Alto, in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. He designed the first laptop computer, the GRiD Compass, and pioneered interaction design as a discipline. In 1991, he merged his company with those of David Kelley and Mike Nuttall to form IDEO. Bill has been active in design education throughout his career, notably as visiting professor in interaction design at the Royal College of Art in London, and consulting associate professor in the Design program at Stanford University. He is most interested in what people want, who they are, and how they interact with other people, things, and places. His latest book Designing Media, is available from The MIT Press. His previous book, Designing Interactions, was named one of the 10 Best Innovation and Design Books of 2006 by BusinessWeek.
Bill is currently the Director of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in New York, a Smithsonian Institution.