Aza gave his first talk on user interface at age 10 at the local San Francisco chapter of SIGCHI and got hooked. At 17, he was talking and consulting internationally; at 19, he coauthored a physics textbook because he was too young to buy alcohol; at 21, he started drinking alcohol and co-founded Humanized. Aza enjoys playing the French Horn and puttering in his lab when time permits.
Contributions by Aza Raskin
Are our web apps as smart as they should be? By failing to account for habituation (the tendency, when presented with a string of repetitive tasks, to keep clicking OK), do our designs cause people to lose their work? Raskin's simple, foolproof rule solves the problem.