Bill Moggridge

IRL Name: 
William Grant "Bill" Moggridge

Bill Moggridge was born on June 25, 1943. He is a British designer, author and educator who cofounded the design company IDEO. He is considered as the man who designed the first laptop computer 'GRiD Compass' which was as encased in magnesium, and used by the U.S. military and NASA at a cost of $8,150 when it was released in 1982. He passed away at the age of 69.


He was a pioneer in adopting a human-centred approach in design, and championed interaction design as a mainstream design discipline (he is given credit for coining the term).

Moggridge was given an honorary doctorate from CCA (California College of the Arts) in San Francisco in 2012.

He was honoured for Lifetime Achievement from the National Design Awards and given the Prince Philip Designers Prize.