This north London house extension by Lipton Plant Architects features a walk-on glass roof that can be accessed by climbing through a window
There are divergent things happening in the product and interaction design community. On one hand, we have some amazing pieces of writing from the likes of Ryan Singer and Julie Zhuo, moving our craft forward. On the other hand, we have a growing number of people posting and discussing their work on Dribbble, the aggregated results of which are moving our craft backwards.
CUPERTINO, Calif. — The man who designed the iPod ponders the question with furrowed brow.
“That’s a good one,” says Jony Ive, when asked what he would turn his talents to if Apple no longer required them. There’s a long silence, then a whispered, thoughtful and prolonged answer that boils down to one thing. He’s not going anywhere.
“Look at that chair, we understand it because its form and function are the same thing, which is how the manufactured world has been for hundreds of years,” he says in a soft British accent. “And then incredibly and relatively recently, there’s this opportunity but with a set of problems to create objects whose forms don’t hint at what they do. And they’re packed with incredible sophistication and capability.”
Ive twirls his iPhone 5s in his hand, then smiles.