Welcome to the web site for David Drucker, User Interface Architect.
I was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, and spent most of my childhood in Baltimore, Maryland. My parents were both musicians, and I took after them. I was a student at The University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, and received a Bachelor of Music degree from there in 1982. I also attended The Walden School, a summer program for young composers, in Dublin, New Hampshire. I went to Cambridge University, where I got my MPhil degree in 1983. In between, I was a Fellowship Student at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, studying with the American composer and conductor, Gunther Schuller.
I've written chamber music, piano music, orchestral works including a tone poem called Lucé Veneziana (Venetian Light), song cycles and one opera (unfinished, with libretto adapted from a play by Franz Kafka).
I got interested in computers and technology in 1987. These days I work as a User Experience Designer and consultant. I've written 2 books on computers: Cool Mac Stacks (1992), and The QuickTime Handbook (1993), both published by Hayden Books.
After living for about 15 years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, my wife, Pam and I moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where we now live and have since become Canadian citizens. Recently I've taught Interaction Design at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and now I consult to a number of companies on User Experience (UX) for Web, Mobile and Tablet platforms.
On this Web Site, you'll find thoughts and reflections on current items and issue of User Interface Design, Information Architecture, Information Design, User Experience or anything else I have on my mind. I've also posted a page with my background .
All of the photos at the top of pages are ones that I took around Vancouver as well as a few from Whistler. If you want to contact me, here's a contact form.