Sunday, November 30, 2008

A sad day for Information Design...

As a subscriber to the Info-Design mailinglist I received this sad message from moderator Karel van der Waarde:
Dear list,

This morning, I received a message from Piet Westendorp's partner that Piet passed away on November 19th.

His achievements in Information Design and many related areas are substantial. To pick just three out of his long lists of publications and presentations:However, just mentioning a few publications does not do justice to his influence on education, research and practice. His involvement in the Technical Universities of Delft and Eindhoven (the Netherlands), his publications in a variety of research areas, and his continuous involvement in commercial practice made him a true all-round professional.

Piet Westendorp has been a remarkable person. I'll miss his clarity of thinking and his direct aproach, but even more, I'll miss his inspirational enthusiasm and curiosity.

Kind regards,
The field of information design has just lost a leader. It is a sad day.


Blogger Steve Portigal said...

Thanks for sharing this sad news. I own (and love) Open Here but beyond that knew nothing about Piet; I guess I'm glad to have experienced a piece of his work and am glad to know just a tiny bit more about the rest of it.

11:04 PM, November 30, 2008  
Blogger beep said...

Steve (and others),

I am sure several people will share their memories of Piet on the Info-Design cafe mailinglist.
The thread about this sad news can be found here:

11:12 PM, November 30, 2008  

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