Welcome to what was the professional website for my consulting business, Hoekema Design & Editorial (HDE) also known as Hoekema Interactive.
Now that I am retired from a 40-year career in interactive design (who thought that was even possible?), and heading for the exit, I thought I would clean up the site, remove marketing messages, prune project work to a few favorites, and add more personal content.
On the writing front, I have a trove of stirring essays on the bright future of interactive videodisc and the CD-I platform. But these technologies have vanished into obsolesence, so I figured we could skip those gems.
So here's what you will find here:
So, what's with this "All About Me" stuff, you may ask - is this some kind of vanity site? Well, yes, I suppose it is. Corrections to the record will be accepted. But otherwise, in the words of Steely Dan, sue me if I get it wrong.
- Jim Hoekema
It turns out that the first and last significant events of my career are related! Here is a video of a 35-minute talk I gave at the Interaction 18 conference in Lyon in Feb 2018. The talk describes my very first interactive design project, which I led at the Office of Charles and Ray Eames in 1977-78. It's an interesting story, if I do say so myself.
For protestations and complaints, email me at: jim at hoekema dot com