“How to live before you die”, by Steve Jobs

As you probably know, Steve Jobs died on October 5th, 2011. He had a profound impact on the way we use and (I dare to say, perceive) technology. All user experience designers around the world are probably recollecting the experiences we’ve had through the products that Apple created and how it changed our profession forever.

As for me, I will always remember the day I got my first Apple II: I was 11 and learned how to program BASIC, back in the day when everything seemed possible.

I’m not sure if Steve Jobs ever left any words to announced after his death, but I’m sure his commencement speech at Stanford University will still be talked about for years to come:

How to Live Before You Die, by Steve Jobs

Rest in Peace, Steve.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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