Jony Ive

The First-Ever Apple Store, Introduced by Steve Jobs in 2001, Set to Receive Facelift [Update: No]

The very first Apple Store opened its doors on May 19, 2001, at the Tysons Corner Center shopping mall in McLean, Virginia, near Washington D.C. Now, just over 17 years later, those doors may soon close temporarily.<p>Planning documents filed with the Department of Planning and Zoning in Fairfax …

Apple

Pinterest Co-Founder Shares the Simple Step He Took to Transform His Communication Style

Evan Sharp, the chief product officer, explains how the click of a button made a major difference.<p>6 min read<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday</i> …

Entrepreneurship

There's a Place That Actually Wants a Margaret Thatcher Statue

The Margaret Thatcher statue that wasn't allowed to be displayed in London because her family and several millions of other people thought it would …

Blade Runner

Apple made Memoji versions of Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and other executives

Today is World Emoji Day, and to get in on the fun, Apple has replaced all of its executives’ headshots with Memoji versions of their faces. Technically, Memoji are not the same thing as emoji. They’re Apple-exclusive characters that are made in the same style as real emoji, and they can’t be …

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Here’s how Apple execs stack up with their Memojis

If Jony Ive was going for that Wanted Poster look for his executive profile picture, he now looks like an adorable puppy thanks to Memoji.<p>Never has the leadership page on Apple’s website been so fun to peruse as today when executives used the new Memoji feature in iOS 12 to create the cartoonish …

Tim Cook

Apple celebrate World Emoji Day by turning Jony Ive into... an emoji

Whether you like it or not, World Emoji Day is real and it exists and it falls today. While you were out at the petrol station looking for an …

Tim Cook

Apple. “OK our MacBook and Pro keyboards are faulty.”

Apple has very quietly announced a Keyboard Service program for MacBook and Pro laptops built since 2015. The issue – MacBook and Pro keys randomly …

MacBook Pro

Apple Overhauls Leadership Page With Memoji Avatars for Execs Ahead of World Emoji Day

In celebration of World Emoji Day, which takes place tomorrow, Apple today updated its Apple Leadership site to introduce Memoji avatars for all of the key executives listed on the page.<p>Tim Cook, Angela Ahrendts, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi, Luca Maestri, Phil Schiller, and the rest of the …

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Apple turned its top execs into Memoji and ... wait, what's wrong with Jony Ive?

If you've ever wondered what Apple's leadership team would look like as flesh-colored 3D avatars, then today is your lucky day.<p>Apple had some fun …

Apple

Amazon Prime Day has already broken the Internet

3 days ago<p>Amazon Prime Day just launched a short time ago and it's already causing havoc. The home page is broken. Most links go to an error page or …

Fish

3 Things UX Designers Can Learn From Industrial Design

Two experts offer a handbook for applying industrial design principles to UX. Wait, what?<p>In late 2012, Apple expanded the role of its universally respected chief of industrial design, Jonathan Ive, to include “leadership and direction for human interface” design. Six months later, the tech …

Product Design

Jony Ive Is Reportedly Taking Back Control Of Design At Apple

Ive will return to oversee a united software and hardware team.<p>After two years spent largely on the design of Apple’s new campus, Jony Ive is returning to day-to-day management of the industrial and software design teams at Apple, according to a new report by <i>Bloomberg</i>. Those teams had been led by …

Product Design

Is This A First Taste Of Jony Ive’s Influence On Apple Software?

The new Podcast app rights the most notorious wrong in Apple’s skeuomorphic history. Is this Ive’s hand at work?<p>The felt poker tables were a bit cheesy. And the paper shredder seemed over the top. But if there was one, most notorious piece of Apple’s trend toward skeuomorphism, it was the …

Operating Systems

What 5 Dots In iOS 7 Reveal About A Decade Of Apple Design Strife

A “new” element of iOS 7 has been buried since the iPhone’s original mockup.<p>Signal bars are ubiquitous on phones, so much so that we’ve developed an entire language around it–“How many bars do you have?” or “I don’t know why the call dropped, I had, like, three bars!” With five simple dots that sit …

Apple

This iPad Interface Prefers “Real” Tools To Digital Ones

Here’s skeuomorphism at its most unintuitive.<p>For a long time, iOS was criticized for its skeuomorphic interface–artifices like simulated green felt poker tables, wood grain bookshelves, and leather stitching trim on the screen. But now that Jony Ive oversees both software and hardware design, iOS …

Christmas Eve

A Spoon That Doubles As An iPad Stylus

Sometimes it’s a fine line between genius and utter stupidity, and the iSpoon ($7) does somersaults on that line with bold irreverence. Designed by Jordan Murphy for Umbra, on one end, it’s a wooden spoon. On the other end, it’s a stylus. So with the addition of what’s essentially a three-cent …

eReaders

iTunes Is Irrelevant. Now What?

The beta release of iTunes 12 is as much of a mess as ever, but Apple doesn’t think it’s worth rebuilding.<p>A tumorous coalescence of features added higgledy-piggledy over 13 years, iTunes is the definition of a Frankenstein app.<p>It’s a media player! It’s a media manager! It’s a mobile device manager! …

Mobile Devices

Five ways to tell if a company is really design-driven

<b>A quick gut-check for companies, and potential employees.</b><p>Over the past dozen years, or so tech companies started touting in interviews and jobs …

UX Design

Logitech Crayon makes me wish I was back in school

Hands on with the Back-to-School-ready iPad stylus and kid-proof case<p>One could image Apple Pencil being one of Jony Ive’s favorite creations. Few …

Apple Pencil

A First Look Inside Apple Park

The press isn’t allowed in. But luckily, some of Apple’s own employees are on Instagram.<p>Jony Ive recently said that Apple’s new $5 billion Apple Park spaceship wasn’t for you or me. It was a gift to Apple’s own employees. Nowhere is that more evident than on Instagram. Our first look inside Apple …

Apple Park

Could The iPhone X’s Most Inane Feature Actually Be Its Best?

In the end, it’s not about the camera. It’s not about the screen. It’s about seeing yourself as . . . a singing fox?<p>It doesn’t matter if the iPhone X is a user experience nightmare or if it represents the triumph of meaningless marketing. Wall Street is predicting that it will be a success …

Apps

13 Goofy Ads From The Early Days Of Computing

The computer ads of the ’70s and ’80s imagine a future in which every kid is a hacker and girls skateboard to work on their PCs.<p>Part of what makes vintage advertisements fascinating is the way they reveal what the companies of an earlier era wanted people to think. That’s as true of the early days …

Jony Ive

The 15 Best Design Essays Of 2013

Some people think design is all pretty flourishes, but it’s about a lot more than that: design encompasses not just the visual appearance of a thing, but also the intent behind it, and the experience of being exposed to it. These qualities are what makes design such an important medium through …

Jony Ive

Meet Jerry Manock, Apple’s Very First Designer

“I’ve got my iPhone and GPS and news anytime I want it. But my mindset is: I’m not married to this thing.”<p>Before Jonathan Ive and even Hartmut Esslinger, there was Jerry Manock, the world’s first iDesigner. Manock, a 66-year-old product designer and lecturer at the University of Vermont, joined …

Jony Ive

An iWatch For Epileptics, With A Brilliant UI

Dialog is a wearable concept designed to help patients track and manage their seizures. Even Jony Ive would approve.<p>So far, the future of wearables has been framed mostly in the context of fitness, but what will it mean for those afflicted with lifelong medical issues? Dialog, a new concept by …

Wearable Tech

Facebook Home Breaks The Fourth Wall Of Mobile Design

Facebook Home sets itself apart from Android and Apple by taking full advantage of a layered UI. It’s about time.<p>Inside Apple, Jony Ive is pushing designers to rethink iOS, the software that runs on the iPhone and iPad. Apple’s new direction? Like Microsoft, which has distanced itself from …

Windows Phone

The iPhone 7 Looks Great, But You Probably Shouldn’t Buy It

Apple has unveiled incremental design changes in iPhone 7. Wait for whatever comes next.<p>Apple has unveiled the iPhone 7, starting at $649, on presale September 9 for a September 16 release. Most of the rumors were correct. The 3.5mm audio jack is gone, but other than that, there’s little difference …

Mobile Technology

Logitech Quadrupled Its Profits–With One Big Design Idea

Flourishing stock. Beautiful, useful products. And plenty of room to grow. Just five years ago, the story couldn’t have been more different.<p>Two years ago, Bracken Darrell stood at a whiteboard and drew a tree.<p>As Logitech’s CEO since 2013, he sketched out a quick presentation for me that he’d …

Logitech

Apple's new colorful iPhones: Here's what you'll be doing with them

As rumors emerge that Apple will soon release cheaper, brightly colored iPhones, you might wonder why. This could be why.<p><i>Video: iPhone lovers are</i> …

Mobile Technology

Why The Orange iPhone X Leak Is Real (And Why I Want One)

Recent comments from super-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and others have focused on the colors expected for the next iPhones.<p>A gold version of the models expected to take over from the current iPhone X is not a surprise as we’ve already seen indications that Apple wanted to do that already when the …

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