“It’s an exciting and possibly defining prospect, but the question remains: If Apple’s current software design style needs an upgrade, where could newly installed design head Jony Ive and his team take it?” Schybergson wonders. “Ive is clearly an extremely talented and passionate design leader, but his background is in hardware.”
Schybergson writes, “Will his abilities scale to successfully lead all of Apple’s software design too? …For us designers, Jony Ive now has the chance to upgrade his status from mere legendary design Lord to design demigod. I hope he takes it.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
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