“I am a creative director, my brother Jay, is a technical director. I attended school at Rhode Island School of Design and studied graphic design, Jay went to Carnegie Mellon for computer science — we were seemingly polar opposites until the advent of the Internet. Jay and I are now founding partners of the Independent Design Group, a user experience design and engineering firm. Having software engineers for parents, I sometimes feel that I have spent most of my life trying to ease the communication gap between software engineers and visual designers. Fortunately, engineers and visual designers share some conceptual overlaps in the terms ‘architecture’ and ‘design.’ Unfortunately, those terms are not always used in a common way…”