Cooper-Hewitt Director

Over the past several months, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Search Committee has been hard at work conducting an international search for a new Director. There was tremendous interest in this important position and narrowing the field was a difficult challenge, but in the end we are thrilled with our selection.

I’m delighted to announce that as of March 2010, Bill Moggridge will be Cooper-Hewitt’s fourth director. Bill Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer in 1980 and co-founder of IDEO, the renowned innovation and design firm, has a global reputation as a designer, having pioneered interaction design and integrated human factors into the design of computer software and hardware.

Please join me in welcoming Bill Moggridge to the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum family. We will be organizing many opportunities this spring for you to get to know Bill and talk about design.

I wish you and your family a very happy new year.

Paul Herzan