Interview with the Father of Visual Basic, Personas

channel9logo See the video of Alan Cooper, Father of Visual Basic, as he talks about computer languages and what’s coming for the industry at The Visual Studio Documentary - Alan Cooper, the Father of Visual Basic.

For over 30 years Alan Cooper has been a pioneer of the modern computing era. His groundbreaking work in software invention, design and construction has influenced a generation of programmers and business people—and helped a generation of users. Alan is the author of two best-selling books, About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design and The Inmates Are Running the Asylum, and his visionary ideas and outspoken style make him a popular speaker. Whether you know him as the "Father of Visual Basic," the inventor of personas, or the guy who thinks software should be spanked, we know him as the man whose ideas are the foundation of what we do.

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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