September 9, 2012

Bill Moggridge was one of the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever met, and it saddens me greatly to mourn his loss. I don’t want to be *that person* and overstate my friendship with him, but I’m so deeply grateful for the years I did know him, and for the many lessons he taught me along the way. Most of all, I will remember him for the mischievous twinkle that was unfailingly in his eye, last seen earlier this summer, as we conspired about the future while burrowing our toes into the manmade beach at the Graphic Design—Now In Production exhibition on Governors Island. Here was a man who retained his love of learning, and who only quietly displayed his wisdom and insight while always listening to and processing the opinions of all around him. Bill was a powerhouse of courtesy and magnanimity and it was always such an honor to spend time with him. This video pays respect to the man and his life. My deepest sympathies to his wife, the lovely Karin, and his family. We will all miss him.

Update: The folks over at TED asked me to write an extended version of this obituary.

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    Bill Moggridge passed away this weekend. I never met him, but he was a legend in the design world, and I’ve seen many...
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