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“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 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.

By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted 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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