Tail wagging | Matt Gemmell
Ive is making the point that whilst embellishments (like skeuomorphic design elements) can be perceived as clutter, that’s not the core problem. The actual issue is that such designs focus on analogy rather than essence: a paper book itself, rather than the novel inside.
Sir Jonathan Ive: The iMan cometh | London Evening Standard
Tail wagging | Marco.org
Truth in design | The Loop
Change for Change’s Sake | stratēchery
But I can see three significant contextual differences between 2013 and 2007, and I think it’s those differences that likely provide the best hint as to what to expect in upcoming versions of iOS.
So what has changed since 2007?
Change for Change’s Sake | Marco.org
Beauty, Truth, and Jony Ive | Hypercritical
It’s interesting that Jobs and Ive saw eye to eye on hardware design and yet seemed far apart, at least in Jobs’s final years, when it comes to software design. While Jobs was reportedly a champion of rich Corinthian leather, Ive could only wince when asked about it in an interview.
I’m confident that we’ll see less leather, wood, felt, and animated reel-to-reel tapes in Apple’s future software products, but the question remains: what does it mean for an application or an OS to be true to itself?
Beauty, Truth, and Jony Ive | Daring Fireball
Jony Ive is not a Graphic Designer | stratēchery
You know we all can look at the same object, but we will all perceive it in a very unique way. It means something different to each of us. Part of the job of a designer is to try to understand what happens between physically seeing something and interpreting it.
Jony Ive on Designing for Emotion | Daring Fireball
Mohawk Massimo Vignelli | YouTube
Massimo Vignelli, What Will You Make Today? | Mohawk Connects
“The grid is an integral part of book design. It’s not something that you see. It’s just like underwear: you wear it, but it’s not to be exposed. The grid is the underwear of the book.” – Massimo Vignelli
Massimo Vignelli on Grid-Based Design | Daring Fireball
Vignelli Associates | vignelli.com
グリッドは下着だ：Massimo Vignelli | maclalala2
iOS 7 is codenamed “Innsbruck,” according to three people familiar with the OS. The interface changes include an all-new icon set for Apple’s native apps in addition to newly designed tool bars, tab bars, and other fundamental interface features across the system.
Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria, known for its skiing. You may recall that all previous codenames of iOS builds have been named after ski resorts. iOS 6 was “Sundance”, for example.
見えてきたジョニー・ アイブのフラットデザイン | maclalala2
The Flattening of Design | NYTimes.com
フラットデザイン…とはなんぞや？ | イラストレーター’s ファイン ライフ