Bill Moggridge

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Bill MoggridgeName: Bill Moggridge

Born: June 25, 1943 in London, England

Death: September 8, 2012 (Age: 69)

Computer related contributions

  • British-born designer, author, and educator who designed one of the first laptop computer, the GRiD Compass.
  • He co founded the design company IDEO and was director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.
  • He was a pioneer in adopting a human-centered approach in design, and championed interaction design as a mainstream design discipline (he is given credit for coining the term).


  • Designing Media (2010)
  • Designing Interactions (2006)

Honors and awards

  • Honorary doctorate from CCA (California College of the Arts) in San Francisco (2012)
  • Named one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America (2011)
  • Awarded the Prince Philip Designers Prize (2010)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
  • Named a Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA (1988)