#131 Ranch stories with Alan Cooper (Part 2)

Alan Cooper was the closing keynote on the speaker day at UXLx 2016. Alan, the creator of visual basic and co-founder of design agency Cooper, hasn’t made so many public appearances in recent years. Instead he’s been concentrating on running Monkey Ranch – his farmstead in the hills of Petaluma, California.

In part two of our two-part interview, Alan discusses capitalism, entrepreneurship and our (perhaps unconscious) movement of community resources into the hands of corporations. Alan says that it’s clear that we (as designers) have more power than we realise. We can change the world for the better.

“Our role as leaders is to be constantly asking the question is this the right thing to do?”

(Listening time: 34 minutes)


You can listen to Part 1 of the interview here.

You can also listen to some extra content in our preview clip on Soundcloud.


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