A quick one today from Muriel Cooper’s monograph published by MIT press (naturally). From Lisa Strausfeld’s foreword (emphasis mine):
From Muriel, I learned to separate design and technology conversations. This may sound antithetical to what you would expect of an MIT Media Lab professor, but Muriel was known in the VLW for, essentially, forbidding technology conversations. She knew they needed to happen but insisted (often with an index finger on an outstretched arm pointing to the door) that they take place “in another room.” She focused the important dialogue on design, narrative, and human experience. Technology wasn’t unimportant or unconsidered, but its role was clearly in service of something other than itself.