Archive for October, 2011

Steve Jobs + Design

in Design, Technology

I was just reading TIME magazine’s section honoring Steve Jobs. Reading those articles made me realize why I actually felt something when I heard he had passed away. Of course, everyone has been sad about his death. However, I feel like most people talk about his products and how those products have impacted their lives as the reason for their sadness. “I use my iMac/iPod/iPad/iPhone everyday,” everyone’s been saying. “I remember the day I bought my [insert ancient Apple product here].” I feel differently. Or, if I can so far as to generalize, designers everywhere feel differently. Steve Jobs and Apple may have changed how I maneuver through my day, but to me, his greatest contribution has been how he has elevated the importance of design. He made people realize the importance of really great user experience in a way that no one had before. In fact, even in today’s… More