The Poetry of Strange Connections: An Interview with Bill Verplank

Part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing book series (SSCC)


Bill Verplank is an interaction designer educated at Stanford and MIT in Mechanical Engineering (Design and Man-Machine Systems). He did user testing at Xerox (“Star”), interaction design at IDTWO (now IDEO), research at Interval. He has taught design at MIT, Stanford (ME, Music, CS), ACM-SIGCHI, NIME, IDII (Ivrea), CIID (Copenhagen).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronic Engineering and Computer ScienceCentre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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