Software Design lead at Apple (was Re: iPhone Keynote)

15 Jan 2007 - 2:09pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

This brings up an interesting question to me. Does Ive have a virtual
counterpart?
Who is the lead designer on the software side of things?

-- dave

Paul Schreiber wrote:
> Leslie Chicoine wrote:
>
>
>>> Jobs clearly has a genius for design
>>> without UCD. Who are we to tell him he's doing it wrong?
>>>
>> Just to be a stickler I'd like to mention that Jobs isn't the lead
>> designer
>> at Apple, it's Jonathan Ive:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Ive
>>
>> "Since Steve Jobs <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs>
>> returned to
>> Apple Inc. in 1997 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997>, Ive has
>> headed the
>> industrial design team that produces most of the company's current
>> hardware
>> products"
>>
>
> While Jonathan Ive is the VP of Industrial Design, and does amazing
> work, Steve Jobs is very much in charge when it comes to all final
> decisions. Steve is also very hands-on with software -- font size,
> button placement, colour choice, templates, everything.
>
>
>
> Paul
>
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16 Jan 2007 - 8:53am
Thomas Vander Wal
2004

As far as I understand the visual design is part of Ive's team and is
under his lead. Ive's team is small and broadly skilled, but they
tapped resources across Apple for the iPhone as reported a few places
with out the people knowing what they were contributing to.

All the best,
Thomas

On 1/15/07, David Malouf <dave at ixda.org> wrote:
> This brings up an interesting question to me. Does Ive have a virtual
> counterpart?
> Who is the lead designer on the software side of things?
>
> -- dave

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