This week on The CultCast: A new report details why Jony Ive is departing Apple, and it paints a troubling picture. Plus, Leander tells us about the “fiddle factor,” the unique quality that made Ive our time’s greatest designer.
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Episode #395 – Why Jony Ive quit: Troubling details emerge…
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This week’s stories
- A new report from The Wall Street Journal paints a bleak picture of Jony’s Ive’s departure, saying he’s been drifting away from the company for years. The alleged reason? Apple increasingly fails to take design seriously.
- The fiddle factor cuts to the heart of Jony Ive’s design genius. In a career spanning 30 years, no designer has been more successful at making computers friendly and approachable, largely by adding tactile elements to his designs.
- As a design student back in the 1980s, a teenage Jony Ive spent a semester with a design agency in London, the Roberts Weaver Group. One of his first projects was designing a new pen for Japan’s Zebra Co. Ltd., a pen-maker based in Tokyo.