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Jul 30 2008   12:09PM GMT

Overheard: Jack Kelley designed the first mouse pad

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

jack_kelley.jpg Jack Kelley designed the world’s first mouse pad in 1969, when he worked at the Stanford Research Institute with Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the world’s first computer mouse.

Kelley went on to work for Herman Miller Designs, where he and Robert Propst designed The Action Office System, the first flexible, modular office space.  We know Kelley and Propst’s design as the office cubicle.

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