“This should be viewed as a perfect opportunity to ‘go back to the drawing board,’” writes Carani in an email. “Indeed, the business folks will need to provide industrial designers more creative license; no longer can they huddle around Apple’s designs. Again, this is good news for consumers as it will mean new exciting designs. Having visited many industrial design schools the world over, I am highly confident that the world’s leading industrial designers, including the impressive young American industrial designers coming out of design schools across the nation, will rise to the challenge of creating unique, appealing and different smart phone and tablet designs.”
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