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Design Explosions: Mapping on iOS — Medium
This is not a contest, it’s a detailed design lesson.
Also, we’re not going to be spending any time on the accuracy of Apple’s map data, which is considered less accurate than Google’s. We’ll be focusing on the flows in the apps themselves, because those are details the designers can actually control.
toteach  design  google  apple  maps 
december 2014 by tysone
The Amazing iOS 6 Maps
The Apple iOS 6 Maps are amazing. Not.
apple  maps  cartography  fail 
september 2012 by tysone
Quote: If something is going to be better, it is… - (37signals)
If something is going to be better, it is new, and if it’s new you are confronting problems and challenges you don’t have references for. To solve and address those requires a remarkable focus. There’s a sense of being inquisitive and optimistic, and you don’t see those in combination very often.

Jonathan Ive
jonathanive  apple  quotes  design 
march 2012 by tysone
What They Know - Mobile - WSJ
Marketers are tracking smartphone users through "apps" - games and other software on their phones. Some apps collect information including location, unique serial-number-like identifiers for the phone, and personal details such as age and sex. Apps routinely send the information to marketing companies that use it to compile dossiers on phone users. As part of the What They Know investigative series into data privacy, the Journal analyzed the data collected and shared by 101 popular apps on iPhone and Android phones (including the Journal's own iPhone app). This interactive database shows the behavior of these apps, and describes what each app told users about the information it gathered.
apple  mobile  privacy  data  visualization 
february 2012 by tysone
The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face
The challenge of designing a personal computer that “the rest of us” would not only buy, but fall crazy in love with, however, required input from the kind of people who might some day be convinced to try using a Mac. Fittingly, one of the team’s most auspicious early hires was a young artist herself: Susan Kare.
forsnd  mac  apple  design  icons  history 
november 2011 by tysone
Less Human Than Human: The Design Philosophy of Apple
Maria Bustillos writes, "The widespread admiration for Apple's design ethos is in two parts: one functional, the other aesthetic. The functional aspects of Apple's products can indeed be magical and thrilling. But the vibe of Apple's product design is uniformly cool and impersonal, and the monolithic sterility of their glassy retail palaces is really something shocking. So far as design goes, it's an imperial aesthetic, entirely lacking a human dimension—or a potted plant."
forsnd  apple  stevejobs  design  aesthetics 
november 2011 by tysone
Daring Fireball Linked List: The Parable of the Stones
Designing a product is keeping five thousand things in your brain and fitting them all together in new and different ways to get what you want. And every day you discover something new that is a new problem or a new opportunity to fit these things together a little differently.

And it’s that process that is the magic.
quotes  stevejobs  apple  ideas  innovation 
november 2011 by tysone
Needing Jobs
“Jobs, jobs, jobs” has for months been the mandatory and obvious response of politicians when asked what they think the economy needs. (Like Tora, Tora, Tora, blah, blah, blah, and 9-9-9, it apparently doesn’t count unless said three times.) Sadly true to begin with, the phrase took on additional sorrow last month with the death of Steve Jobs, whose public persona had become synonymous with Apple.
stevejobs  apple  design  forsnd 
november 2011 by tysone
A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs - NYTimes.com
"We all — in the end — die in medias res. In the middle of a story. Of many stories."
stevejobs  apple  quote 
october 2011 by tysone
Jonathan Ive on Steve Jobs
"And just as Steve loved ideas, and loved making stuff, he treated the process of creativity with a rare and a wonderful reverence. You see, I think he better than anyone understood that while ideas ultimately can be so powerful, they begin as fragile, barely formed thoughts, so easily missed, so easily compromised, so easily just squished."
jonathanive  apple  steve_jobs  ideas  quotes  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Steve Jobs, Enemy of Nostalgia
Mike Daisey writes, "Steve Jobs was an enemy of nostalgia. He believed that the future required sacrifice and boldness. He bet on new technologies to fill gaps even when the way was unclear."
forsnd  stevejobs  apple  nostalgia  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Attached > ... > Apple Computer > Macintosh Newsweek advertisement
Apple bought all of the advertising space in November/December special election issue of Newsweek in 1984, and devoted it all to Macintosh. Below you can see all 39 pages of the advertisement, as well as Newsweek’s front cover.
apple  advertising  history  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Apple Steve Jobs The Crazy Ones - NEVER BEFORE AIRED 1997 - YouTube
Steve Jobs narrates the first Think different commercial "Here's to the Crazy Ones". It never aired. Richard Dreyfuss did the voice for spot however Steve's is much better
stevejobs  apple  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Unicorns and wheels: Apple's two types of products
The exciting thing about this second type of product, for investors and consumers alike, is Apple is now expert at capturing their lightning in a bottle. 'Twas not always so...
apple  prediction  tim_cook  stevejobs  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Apple's 1987 Knowledge Navigator, Only One Month Late - Waxy.org
So, 24 years ago, Apple predicted a complex natural-language voice assistant built into a touchscreen Apple device, and was less than a month off.
apple  history  prediction  iphone  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
How Steve Jobs handles trolls (WWDC 1997) - garry's posterous
The hardest thing is: how does that fit in to a cohesive, larger vision, that’s going to allow you to sell 8 billion dollars, 10 billion dollars of product a year? And, one of the things I’ve always found is that you’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards for the technology”. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out where you’re going to try to sell it. And I made this mistake probably more than anybody else in this room. And I got the scar tissue to prove it. And I know that it’s the case. <br />
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...<br />
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And as we have tried to come up with a strategy and a vision for Apple, it started with “What incredible benefits can we give to the customer? Where can we take the customer?” Not starting with “Let’s sit down with the engineers and figure out what awesome technology we have and then how are we going to market that?” And I think that’s the right path to take. 
stevejobs  apple  vision  strategy  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
“Respect Explorer’s Heritage” | TechCrunch
Apple famously abhors the idea of design-by-committee and focus groups. Microsoft clearly celebrates both.
microsoft  apple  design  ui  yikes  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Notable Designers Reflect on Steve Jobs
Jobs believed design and technology could improve the world. “I want to put a ding in the universe,” he told me when I first met him in 1981. This was a sentence he often used. He scolded the nonbelievers.
forsnd  design  stevejobs  apple  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Resigned
Apple’s products are replete with Apple-like features and details, embedded in Apple-like apps, running on Apple-like devices, which come packaged in Apple-like boxes, are promoted in Apple-like ads, and sold in Apple-like stores. The company is a fractal design. Simplicity, elegance, beauty, cleverness, humility. Directness. Truth. Zoom out enough and you can see that the same things that define Apple’s products apply to Apple as a whole. The company itself is Apple-like. The same thought, care, and painstaking attention to detail that Steve Jobs brought to questions like “How should a computer work?”, “How should a phone work?”, “How should we buy music and apps in the digital age?” he also brought to the most important question: “How should a company that creates such things function?”
apple  strategy  ethos  stevejobs  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Steve Jobs: ‘Unfortunately, That Day Has Come’ - BusinessWeek
Still, it’s a testament to his products that his obvious deterioration has done little to shake investors and only added to his legend. Apple stores are packed because the products are good, and sometimes even beautiful. But buying an iPhone while Steve Jobs is still alive is something to tell your kids about, like buying a Model T from Henry Ford.<br />
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As an oracle, Jobs, 56, is irreplaceable.
stevejobs  apple  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
New Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm Thinking Printers' | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
“What is the one thing people will always need? It’s obvious: printers. Printers with fax machines attached, printers that collate and staple, perhaps a printer that makes photocopies. Anything’s possible. It’s called innovation.”
apple  stevejobs  tim_cook  theonion  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Steve Jobs’s Patents - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
The 313 Apple patents that list Steven P. Jobs among the group of inventors offer a glimpse at his legendary say over the minute details of the company’s products — from the company’s iconic computer cases to the glass staircases that are featured in many Apple stores.
patents  apple  stevejobs  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
The Evolution of Apple Ads | Webdesigner Depot
Here’s a stunning compilation of some of Apple’s most notable advertisements from the 70s until the present day, including a few videos ads.
apple  history  advertising  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Even a URL tells a story - Reilly Brennan
I like when companies think about the ancillary parts of their experience like this.
apple  experience  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
5 Religions Whose Existence Would Be Completely Legitimate, At This Point « Thought Catalog
1. The Church of Apple<br />
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Core beliefs: Members of the Church of Apple – or Users – are definitely afflicted with Apple Obsessive Disorder, holding firm the notion that what is Good and Right about the world can be judged on the basis of the following characteristics: 1) if Apple – under direction of CEO Steve Jobs – designed and manufactured it, and 2) that’s actually it.
apple  religion  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
How to beat Apple
Apple also has some weak spots which a canny competitor should be able to exploit to make compelling products that Apple won't be able to duplicate or directly compete with.
apple  prediction  facebook  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
It's Apple's 'post-PC' world -- we're all just living in it
There is no Mac vs. PC here -- only "the future" versus "the past." It won’t be a debate about displays, memory, wireless options — it will be a debate about the quality of the experience. Apple is not just eschewing the spec conversation in favor of a different conversation — it’s rendering those former conversations useless.
ipad  apple  forsnd  prediction  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Dirty Percent
It’s not that Apple is opposed to middlemen — it’s that Apple wants to be the middleman. It’s difficult to expect them to be sympathetic to the plights of other middlemen.
apple  prediction  iphone  ipad  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
a spiderless section of communal garage - The Apple Of Rock
You don’t need obscure Dutch media theory to determine that at a certain point, no matter how big certain brands get, they will never lose their ring of specificity. Moreover, certain brands, and bands, can so glammer the market that a mere 10 percent share is nothing short of ubiquitous. Apple is that good, Radiohead is, and not much else.
apple  radiohead  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Read the fucking HIG.
Shit from the fucking Mac App Store, 'designed' by people who think they get interface design.
ui  design  apple  software  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Daring Fireball: News Corp's Upcoming iPad App 'The Daily' to Pioneer New Recurring Subscription Billing
Granted, Murdoch is the guy who bought MySpace for over $500 million, so his digital instincts are far from infallible, but at the very least it’s an interesting initiative
newspapers  murdoch  ipad  apple  prediction 
november 2010 by tysone
Apple Products Destroyed | Fubiz ™
A collaboration between Michael Tompert and photographer Paul Fairchild.
forsnd  apple  photography 
november 2010 by tysone
Apple: Their Tablet Computer History
Now that Apple has released the market-leading iPad, with a barrage of other tablet computers and dedicated eReaders flooding the market, it’s worthwhile to look back and see where all of this came from. The focus will be on Apple, and their history with tablet computers.
forsnd  apple  tablet  ipad  history  design 
november 2010 by tysone
Jeff Rock - Down the Memory Hole
Like the Ministry of Truth, it appears that Apple is deliberately attempting to usurp the meaning of the word Flash in the computing industry and redefine it. They’re tired of the word standing for an inefficient browser plugin. They’ve begun leaving Flash out of stock Mac OS X installs. They’re dodging its implied meaning in calls and pushing what they want it to refer to. Fast, efficient storage.

Down the memory hole, indeed.
prediction  apple  flash  language 
october 2010 by tysone
What happens when it's all glass? - (37signals)
I wonder if Apple will soon lose their perceived industrial design edge. It’s not that they aren’t incredibly good at it — they are the best in the business — it’s that industrial design is trending towards transparency. It’s all going glass. Everything is turning into a screen, from edge to edge. Once it’s all about glass, it’s all about software.
apple  prediction  technology  software  hardware 
september 2010 by tysone
YouTube - Steve Jobs Oldie but Goodie
Steve Jobs, back in the day, telling us how simple brands really need to be.
apple  video  history  stevejobs  marketing  advertising 
august 2010 by tysone
Flood Lite - Apple’s Attention to Detail
In July 2002, Appled filed a patent for a “Breathing Status LED Indicator”. They described it as a “blinking effect of the sleep-mode indicator in accordance with the present invention mimics the rhythm of breathing which is psychologically appealing.”
apple  design  details 
august 2010 by tysone
Three ways of looking at Steve Jobs (Best of Kottke)
The most exciting things happening today are objects and the Web. The Web is exciting for two reasons. One, it's ubiquitous. There will be Web dial tone everywhere. And anything that's ubiquitous gets interesting. Two, I don't think Microsoft will figure out a way to own it. There's going to be a lot more innovation, and that will create a place where there isn't this dark cloud of dominance.
stevejobs  history  apple 
august 2010 by tysone
How Star Trek artists imagined the iPad... 23 years ago
Ars asks about their impressions of the iPad and how eerily similar it is to their vision of 24th century technology, how science fiction often influences technology, and what they believe is the future of human-machine interaction.
forsnd  technology  apple  ipad  ui  startrek  design 
august 2010 by tysone
Core77 speaks with Jonathan Ive on the design of the iPhone 4: Material Matters - Core77
"The best design explicitly acknowledges that you cannot disconnect the form from the material--the material informs the form," says Ive. "It is the polar opposite of working virtually in CAD to create an arbitrary form that you then render as a particular material, annotating a part and saying 'that's wood' and so on. Because when an object's materials, the materials' processes and the form are all perfectly aligned, that object has a very real resonance on lots of levels. People recognize that object as authentic and real in a very particular way."
jonathanive  apple  design  process 
june 2010 by tysone
Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics | Smarterware
They aim for your heart, and show you how technology can make your life better during its most important moments. ... Contrast this with the Droid ads, which actually scare my friend's two-year-old daughter away from the TV when they come on. The dark, rainy background, the spinning globe of glowing apps, the robot hands poking at them, nary a human in sight.
apple  google  advertising 
june 2010 by tysone
Better Screen, Same Typography
Khoi Vinh on the new iPhone, "Building a great display for typography without building great typographic tools is a dereliction of duty."
forsnd  typography  khoi_vinh  iphone  apple 
june 2010 by tysone
You couldn't pay me to work for Ballmer - (37signals)
Jobs needs worthy opponents and Ballmer isn’t it. ... It matters who’s at the top. It sets the company tone. Microsoft is undoubtedly full of very smart people, but as long as they are being run by Steve Ballmer, they’re going to be shackled by his ineptitude. I wish Microsoft had their evil genius back.
stevejobs  apple  steveballmer  microsoft  leadership 
june 2010 by tysone
iPad. It’s TV for your chest™.
This is an inelegant way of saying all the pieces are in place and it will be beautiful. It will be the most beautiful symbiotic halo ever to halo things. The trend shows that in time, iPad-like devices will become commonplace. A $99 extension of a commonplace device will be a no-brainer for a large set of media consumers.
prediction  apple  ipad  television 
june 2010 by tysone
Apple - HTML5
Standards aren’t add-ons to the web. They are the web.
html5  apple  webdesign  standards 
june 2010 by tysone
Apple's lost founder: Jobs, Woz and Wayne - San Jose Mercury News
In a place where risk and innovation are part of the accepted equation of change, he became Silicon Valley's ultimate what-if story — Apple's iMadeAHugeMistake.
apple  history 
june 2010 by tysone
Steve Jobs holds court at D8 conference | Tablets | MacUser | Macworld
“We have wonderful arguments. The best ideas have to win, otherwise you don’t have good people who stay.”
stevejobs  apple  innovation  quotes  leadership 
june 2010 by tysone
The economics of data
"Seriously, look at that. Does Jarvis actually do anything but sit around and bitch and moan all day? Listen, I’d love it if I could get unlimited ultrafast bandwidth everywhere all the time WITH A PONY but that part of the future hasn’t distributed itself just yet."
at&t  jeffjarvis  iphone  apple 
june 2010 by tysone
A long time ago, in a galaxy blah blah away... Big Jobs does his best to convince a skeptical Rebel Alliance that the i-Pad really is a game changer.
ipad  apple  starwars 
june 2010 by tysone
Take the Quiz: AP Stylebook or Fake AP Stylebook?
"Poynter asked the people behind @FakeAPStylebook to apply their wit to some social media terms, pulled some terms from this part of the new Stylebook, and present you with this quiz. Can you tell what's Scripture and what's heresy?"
poynter  forsnd  style  apple 
june 2010 by tysone
From The Hip — Bundle Diving In The WIRED iPad App.
This isn’t something Apple will block. It’s a very specific solution, to a very specific class of application. Adobe could actually make something great out of this given some time.
adobe  apple  ipad  wired 
june 2010 by tysone
I've Changed My Mind About The iPad
The iPad makes using a computer less of a commitment and that has important implications for the way I compute. I like how I feel when I am using the thing.
ipad  apple 
may 2010 by tysone
Post-I/O Thoughts
Apple and Google are jostling to shift the comparison between the two platforms to their very different strengths. Apple’s strengths: user experience, design, consistency. Google’s strengths: the cloud, variety, permissiveness.
apple  google  iphone  prediction 
may 2010 by tysone
Doc Searls on Steve Jobs
Steve is an elitist and an innovator, and damn good at both
stevejobs  apple  history  innovation  prediction  1997 
may 2010 by tysone
Adobe, You Brought An Advertisement To A Gun Fight
Adobe, no one seems to want to say this to you, but I will. Stop it, you’re embarrassing yourself. ... P.S. When you’re leaving notes all over the web trying to convince people how open your technology is, maybe leave out the Registered® Trademark® logos next time.
apple  adobe  flash 
may 2010 by tysone
Yfrog Image : yfrog.com/83n4fp - Uploaded by issaco
Apple responds to Adobe's ‘We ♥ Apple’ advertisement
adobe  apple  flash 
may 2010 by tysone
Valhalla Island
Adobe: not open, claim to be.
Apple: not open, don’t claim to be, contribute heavily to that which is truly open.
apple  adobe 
may 2010 by tysone
waffle → Prescience (Or: Who Wants A Stylus?)
Steve Jobs: It’s really true, if you’ve got a bunch of rich guys who can afford their third computer … that’s your market!
stevejobs  history  apple  ipad 
may 2010 by tysone
Panic Blog » An Apple //e, an iPad, and Jed
It’s an obvious solution in retrospect, but there is something very unreal and amazing about tapping a button on a multi-touch screen and watching an Apple //e fill up with data — to quote Andy Baio, “that’s like WALL-E connecting to EVE."
panic  ipad  apple 
may 2010 by tysone
Trends: The Evolution of the Interface
In 1985, after a year of finding that pretty but unlabeled icons confused customers, the Apple human interface group took on the motto “A word is worth a thousand pictures.”
apple  ui  design 
may 2010 by tysone
Where Microsoft beats Apple ¶ Personal Weblog of Joe Clark, Toronto
Apple typography has been half-assed at best through the entire reign of OS X. Typography on the iPhone/iTouch and now iPad also isn’t good enough.
apple  typography 
may 2010 by tysone
Steve Jobs' Big New York Times Letdown - Steve Jobs - Gawker
Users have jeered the New York Times' main iPad app, but the newspaper is listening to one in particular: We hear Steve Jobs is among the app's most vociferous critics and has been shunning it.
stevejobs  apple  ipad 
may 2010 by tysone
Apple: A good problem to have
"The reward we’ve reaped as a society for shoving greenbacks into Apple’s bank account for the last decade is that we have much better stuff now. It’s the exact opposite effect we got from making Microsoft big."
apple  prediction  microsoft  technology  forsnd 
may 2010 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Middleware and Section 3.3.1
Apple is betting its entire mobile future that their developer platform is better than everyone else’s.
apple  programming  iphone 
april 2010 by tysone
What Would Nick Denton Pay For These Things I Found In A Bar
gizmodo  apple  snark 
april 2010 by tysone
Adobe CEO, Ex-Adobe Engineers Weigh In on Jobs’ Flash Attack | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
A simple “Hello World” app created in Flash and compiled to work on the iPhone is substantially larger in file size, and it would take up 3.6 MB when it should be no larger than 400K when made with Xcode, according to James Eberhardt, a mobile developer who has tested iPhone Package
adobe  apple  flash  iphone 
april 2010 by tysone
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs : Please stop thinking about Gizmodo, doors being broken down, etc.
"Going forward, if you’re ever in doubt about what you should think about, and you can’t get through to me personally, just ask John Gruber, and he’ll tell you what I want you to think. Or, again, if all else fails, think about Gandhi, who loves his new iPad and is totally addicted to Tap Tap Revenge."
stevejobs  apple 
april 2010 by tysone
Thoughts on Flash
Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice. ... Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.
stevejobs  apple  adobe  iphone  flash 
april 2010 by tysone
1993 Steve Jobs inverview about Paul Rand
I asked him if he would come up with a few options. And he said, “No. I will solve your problem for you. And you will pay me. And you don’t have to use the solution. If you want options, go talk to other people. But I’ll solve your problem for you the best way I know how. And you use it or not. That’s up to you. You’re the client. But you pay me.” And there was a clarity about the relationship that was refreshing.
stevejobs  apple  paul_rand  design 
april 2010 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Why 960 x 640
The next-gen iPhone is shooting for that caliber of resolution — not merely to exceed the resolution of competing devices, but to rival the optical quality of print.
prediction  iphone  apple  technology 
april 2010 by tysone
Jesse @ Nitobi » Blog Archive » PhoneGApp Store Approval
There was still some apprehension within the community as to whether or not using PhoneGap would lead to a possible rejection from the iPhone App Store, we definitely have a green light to PhoneGap.
phonegap  iphone  apple 
april 2010 by tysone
The Guts of a New Machine - NYTimes.com
''Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like,'' says Steve Jobs, Apple's C.E.O. ''People think it's this veneer -- that the designers are handed this box and told, 'Make it look good!' That's not what we think design is. It's not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.''
nytimes  apple  ipod  history 
april 2010 by tysone
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