Bill Verplank

(photo by Matt Cottam)

Visiting Faculty
Nationality: USA

Bill Verplank is a designer and researcher who focuses on interactions between humans and computers. He is an interaction design pioneer known for his sketches.

He has worked at Xerox, IDTwo, IDEO and Interval Research. He has taught at Stanford, MIT, Interaction-Ivrea and CIID.

He is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s CCRMA and is involved in Stanford’s D-school. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and product design from Stanford, then went on to MIT to complete a PhD in man-machine systems. Together with Bill Moggridge he coined the term interaction design.

Bill was interviewed for Bill Moggridge’s book Designing Interactions.