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Designers, Artists and Technicians Who Inspired me

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John Maeda

A graphic designer, computer scientist, and artist who has worked as a professor at various institutions, including MIT and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is known for his work on the intersection of design and technology, and has written several books on the subject, including "Design by Numbers" and "The Laws of Simplicity."

Jef Raskin

He was a computer interface expert and inventor who worked at Apple Computer in the 1970s and 1980s. He is credited with being the driving force behind the original concept for the Macintosh computer and for developing the principles of "user-centered design." Raskin was also an author and musician, and wrote several books on interface design, including "The Humane Interface."

Steve Wozniak

Also known as "Woz," is an American inventor, electronics engineer, and computer programmer who co-founded Apple Inc. with Steve Jobs in 1976. Wozniak is credited with designing and building the Apple I and Apple II computers, which helped popularize the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. He is also known for his work on early computer game development and for his contributions to the development of the first universal remote control. After leaving Apple in the 1980s, Wozniak continued to work on various technology and philanthropic projects, and is recognized as a pioneer in the field of personal computing.

Jean Giraud

Aka Moebius, was a French comic artist and illustrator known for his influential and innovative work. He gained critical acclaim for his unique style and storytelling techniques, with notable works including "The Incal" and "Blueberry." His art was characterized by a sense of fluidity and surrealism that set him apart from other comic book artists of his time.

Steve Krug

A web usability consultant and author, best known for his book "Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability." The book is considered a classic in the field of web design and has been translated into over 20 languages. Krug is also the founder of Advanced Common Sense, a web usability consultancy based in Massachusetts.

Ben Fry

A data visualization expert and computer scientist who co-founded the software company, Fathom Information Design. He is also known for developing the open-source programming environment called Processing, which is used for creating digital art and interactive data visualizations.

Edward Tufte

A statistician and data visualization expert who has written several books on information design, including "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information," which is considered a classic in the field. He is also known for his work as a professor, lecturer, and consultant on information design, and has worked with various organizations, including NASA and the FBI.


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