John Maeda
John Maeda is a world-renowned graphic designer, artist, and computer scientist at the MIT Media Laboratory. He has pioneered the use of the computer for people of all ages and skills to create art, and is [since recently] a strong voice for “simplicity” in the digital age – as e.g. demonstrated by his blog, his book “The Laws of Simplicity“, and his engagement in the Philips Simplicity Advisory Board.

Maeda, who holds the E. Rudge and Nancy Allen Professorship of Media Arts and Sciences and is Associate Director of Research at the MIT Media Laboratory, just got interviewed on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. Opening question: “What makes a tool or a gadget a pleasure to use?”

Listen to interview

(via metacool)