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.
His keynote took us all a bit by surprise. Though the story of his farm, he gave a thoughtful and meaningful reflection on the state of the tech and design industry and questioned where we are heading.
In part one of our two-part interview, Alan gives us the background into how his talk came about and leads us into a discussion about the harm a lack of control mechanisms in business can cause.
(Listening time: 30 minutes)
Part 2 of this interview can be found here.
You can also listen to some extra content in our preview clip on Soundcloud.