James M. Boekbinder

(*1959) is an interaction designer, researcher, lecturer, editor and filmmaker. He works for non-profit, corporate and culture-sector clients, including the Knowledge Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, municipality of Amsterdam, Akzo Nobel, Meulenhoff Publishers, Dutch Educational TV and many others. He is author of the foundation course in interaction design at Rotterdam University of Applied Science where he also lectures. He has done pioneering work in the areas of usability, content strategy and web publishing for international organizations and has won several prizes for films and internet campaigns. At present, he is helping create new products and services for clients in the fields of psychiatry, education and funeral services.

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