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
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
Less really is more… Except when it isn’t | JakeSavin.com
Software should empower you, not distract you. It’s a tool, and like any good tool it should feel like a part of you. Once you know how to use it, the software itself should fade into your subconscious.
In design, less is more | The Loop
Rethinking Design Thinking | Core77
I observed design students who were acting mindlessly, simply doing their assignments as presented. No creativity, no imagination, no questioning. That’s not what design thinking is about. As a result, I have changed my mind: Design Thinking really is special. Alas, it isn’t embraced by all designers, but where it exists, it is powerful.
Design thinking | The Loop
Innovation Through Simplicity | Daring Fireball
The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is Apple’s innovation. It’s the simplest, most obvious “system” ever designed. It is a false and foolish but widespread misconception that “innovation” goes only in the direction of additional complexity.
The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is… | ParisLemon
[Dieter] Rams didn’t say that good design disappears completely. “As little design as possible” is not about making things invisible, it’s about “not burdening products with non-essentials”. It’s about making the right choices about what should be there, and what shouldn’t.
Good design | The Loop