“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

UX Pioneers – catalogging the UX Professional Landscape 1 interview at a time.

Tamara Adlin is putting together an amazing collection of interviews of UX professionals who are shaping our world called UX Pioneers.

Her first 3 interviews start off with Jakob, Peter Merholz and Whitney Quesenbery. A nice mix of very different worlds. She has lined up an even more amazing list of interviewees according to the site.

I do have to say on all that list of Gurus and userati there is one thing REALLY missing and that is Interaction Design and well DESIGN at all. Where is Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, Clemont Mok, Jon Maeda, Nathan Shedroff, Tog, Etc.

Further, it feels ultra USer-centric. I know Jakob is not a USer, but he has been living and working in the US for decades. Where is Thackara, Crampton-Smith, Vanderbeeken, etc.

But regardless of what it is lacking, I think to survey and catalog all these great people is a wonderful project and I commend Tamara for taking this on.

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