Alan Cooper

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Birthday
3, 1952
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1952 (age 66)
Birthplace
California

About

Known for founding the Cooper design consulting company, this computer programmer and software designer developed the Visual Basic programming language and focused his technical work on the user experience.

Before Fame

After studying architecture at the College of Marin, he founded an Oakland-based microcomputer company called the Structured Systems Group.

Trivia

He wrote and published several books, including The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity and About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Marin County, California.

Associated With

He and John McAfee both had successful careers as computer programmers.