A lengthy interview of Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple’s Vice President of design and the man behind so many products I use and love. Fascinating.
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Design can’t speak for itself any more than a tamale can take off its own husk. You’re presenting a solution to a business problem, and you’re presenting it as an advocate for the end users. The client needs to know that you’ve studied the problem, understood its complexities, and that you’re working from that understanding.
Stop trying to get your clients to “understand design” and instead show them that you understand what they hired you to do. Explain how the choices you’ve made lead to a successful project. This isn’t magic, it’s math. Show your work. Don’t hope someone “gets it,” and don’t blame them if they don’t—convince them.
Anyone who is the least bit connected to the design world needs to read Design is a Job. Too many people think design is solely the pixels on screen or the ink on paper, ignorant that design is all of the decisions and knowledge that lead to those pixels or ink.
Seriously, go read the book.
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“The Most Beautiful iOS Design Kit Ever Made – by InVision”
Great examples of pairing the right fonts together.
Looks pretty interesting for design/system reviews.
It’s understandable that non-designers talking about design (as increasingly happens) focus on the superficial–it’s the easiest to discuss. However, we in the digital design community must not get so caught up in the seductive Surface that we neglect those lower layers.
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via @h3h “Simple, visual brand asset sharing” actually undersells it a bit. The more I see, the more I like it.
An absolute must watch for every designer. Every builder too. Seriously. Watch this in it’s entirety.
To say that this resonates with me is an understatement of the highest order, and the timing is particularly important for me as I look at my role, both personal and professional in life.
It strikes to my core. If it doesn’t do the same to you as a designer, then it is time to rethink your place in the world.