LukeW Interface Designs to Acquire OK/Cancel

by LukeW March 31, 2006

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SAN FRANCISO, Calif. - April 1, 2006 – LukeW Interface Designs, a leading digital product design company, and OK/Cancel, a leading provider of interface design humor, today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which LukeW Interface Designs will acquire OK/Cancel for an undisclosed amount.

"LukeW Interface Designs is committed to being a major player in interface design satire," said Luke Wroblewski, founder and principal, LukeW Interface Designs. "This combination bolsters our strategy to capture the largest audience of readers as they make the shift to online comics and supports LukeW Interface Designs’ goal to give consumers the greatest choice, control and flexibility in how they get their interface design resources. This acquisition is one of several content innovations and new initiatives in which LukeW Interface Designs will invest to build our content portfolio this year and in the future."

Founded in 2003, OK/Cancel pioneered satire of the good and bad and the people behind the industry of building interfaces - usability specialists, interaction designers, human-computer interaction (HCI) experts, and industrial designers. The combination will substantially increase LukeW Interface Designs’ reach within an active and engaged design audience.

Upon completion of the acquisition, OK/Cancel will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of LukeW Interface Designs. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. It is expected the transaction will be completed during the second quarter of 2006.

About LukeW Interface Designs

LukeW Interface Designs is a leading provider of comprehensive interface design resources and services to consumers and businesses worldwide. LukeW Interface Designs specializes in professional user interfaces for Web-based applications, information-rich Web sites, and interactive multimedia solutions that make information and simple, enjoyable and useful.

Luke Wroblewski's blog post about the acquisition.

About OK/Cancel

OK/Cancel is a comic strip collaboration co-written and co-illustrated by Kevin Cheng and Tom Chi. Our subject matter focuses on interfaces, good and bad and the people behind the industry of building interfaces - usability specialists, interaction designers, human-computer interaction (HCI) experts, industrial designers, etc.

OK/Cancel's announcement about the acquisition.

For more information, please contact:

  • LukeW Interface Designs Media Relations -info [at] lukew.com
  • OK/Cancel Media Relations –info [at] ok-cancel.com