13 posts tagged Jony Ive
From today’s Apple event.
Can you tell me what is wrong with this picture?
This is Apple After Steve Jobs. I love it.
Reading The Next Web article today, we get a better idea of what is going on @ Apple with iOS 7 design.
many of the new icons were primarily designed by members of Apple’s marketing and communications department, not the app design teams
Now I understand why the homescreen is currently a visual mess.
It’s also clear from what we’ve seen and heard that what we’re seeing of iOS 7 right now is a ‘mid stride’ snapshot. The work on design and development is still going full tilt, and what was presented this week is firmly a ‘work in progress’
This is encouraging to know. That was my expectation that we will in fact see a lot of refinements between iOS 7 beta releases.
What is more troubling is the fact that Jony Ive couldn’t trust the current visual designers to renew themselves and create something really new. This is a mistake. And this may explain why there is so few references to iOS 6 older design within iOS 7.
One thing for sure: Jony Ive is responsible for the Human Interaction Group. See the last word? “Group”. So this is a team that was already in place when he was named responsible for them last october. He doesn’t have to be an expert (yet) at UI design. But he has to be the guy who will ask questions, oppose things or propose new things to by tried and tested. Who knows, maybe Apple was already at work at refining or redefining what could be the new look of iOS 7.
Apple is not a one man show thing. Apple is a group of teams working like a startup. Do you get it?
See? Jony Ive loves black and white.
With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expe…
Reading today’s article from 9to5mac.com about iOS 7’s new design isn’t very encouraging. I’m not sure at all that I like what I’m reading. I just don’t want a soulless visual language. I don’t want Windows Phone 8 on my iPhone nor my iPad. If Ive thinks that current iOS visuals doesn’t endure the test of time, I think quite the same thing about an all flat design based on black… and white.
Please, tell me that I’m just having a nightmare.
So Jony Ive is now responsible for everything that a user see… and touch. So rumors are saying that he now sit on iOS design meetings in order to offer and give advices.
Design is one example of the increased “collaboration across hardware, software and services” that Apple said it was aiming for when Cook pushed senior vice president and mobile software chief Scott Forstall out of the company last year.
So we could expect Apple to take a very global approach with how they design not only their hardware but the software that runs on it. I find it so much surprising for a company where integration is such a big mantra that they didn’t up to now really care to blend the hardware with software in order to perfect this notion of complete integration.
Jony Ive was Steve’s protégé. It is a known and well documented fact (Jobs Biography). Under Tim Cook, Ive has more responsibilities as he now covers the Human Interaction Group. Remember, Apple is a design company. Those who run the show are designers, not the engineers.