design

Jony Ive’s legacy and life after Apple

Jony Ive’s legacy and life after Apple

If we had to name a designer, the name at the top of most of our heads would be Apple’s design chief, Jony Ive. The British designer has helmed the Apple design team since 1996, developing iconic products from the iMac to the iPhone that were nothing short of revolutionary. Ive has given us all a new appreciation of design, with a taste for minimalistic designs that only keeps what’s absolutely necessary – for better or worse. Love it or hate it, these designs have changed the way we use tech and everyone’s dying to see what’s next from Apple. And after 25 years of service to Apple, Steve Jobs’ right-hand man will finally be stepping down to start his own design studio, LoveFrom. In light of this news, let’s take a look at his gallery of game-changing designs and what’s to come for tech’s greatest designer.

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Jony Ive’s departure shows the dangers of a rockstar company culture

Jony Ive’s departure shows the dangers of a rockstar company culture

Forget iPhone sales, the #bendgate, or butterfly keyboards. Apple's biggest crisis since the death of Steve Jobs happened last week. The company announced that Jony Ive was departing after 23 years in the company. The Internet erupted into debate about the man’s legacy and his role in both the rise and fall of Apple. But whether you see him as the hero or villain, one thing is clear. Apple has too long put the responsibility of designing the company’s hit products on the shoulders of one man and now the Apple will be reaping what it sowed.

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I’m glad Jony Ive is leaving Apple

I’m glad Jony Ive is leaving Apple

Jony Ive is leaving Apple, and while change may be scary, I think it's time. The famous British designer has spent more than 25 years at Apple, shepherding through the aesthetic of products as iconic as the original iMac, the iPhone, and the iPod. Now, he's stepping away to start his own studio, LoveFrom.

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Samsung’s The Wall Luxury 8K TV launches next month and you can’t afford it

Samsung’s The Wall Luxury 8K TV launches next month and you can’t afford it

If you follow technology news, there's a good chance you've heard of Samsung's massive, modular display called simply "The Wall." What was first launched as a commercial product is now getting a consumer version, nearly a year after Samsung announced that such a model was in the works. Don't take that to mean that The Wall is going to somehow get cheaper in its jump to private residences, as it's still very clearly a product for those with deep pockets.

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IKEA ROGNAN robotic furniture promises cheaper tiny homes

IKEA ROGNAN robotic furniture promises cheaper tiny homes

IKEA is aiming to capitalize on space-short city dwellers with a new set of robotic furniture, ROGNAN, that can transform between a bedroom and a living space. Intended for studio apartments and other smaller locations, the new range can change a room between sleeping, working, and relaxing at the touch of a button.

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Legendary Jaguar designer Ian Callum is leaving the automaker

Legendary Jaguar designer Ian Callum is leaving the automaker

Famous car designer Ian Callum has announced he is leaving Jaguar, ending a two decade stint as the Design Director responsible for some of the most recognizable and iconic cars and SUVs from the automaker. Callum has been responsible for the aesthetic of models like the F-TYPE, the two door coupe and convertible that arguably put Jaguar back on the design map back in 2013.

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Intuos Pro Small rounds out Wacom’s trio of pen tablets

Intuos Pro Small rounds out Wacom’s trio of pen tablets

It's been a little while since we last heard from Wacom's Intuos Pro line, but today it stepped back into the lineup with a new Pro Small tablet. The new Intuos Pro Small will be joining the existing Pro Medium and Large tablets, and Wacom says that with its launch, the Intuos Pro line is now complete. If you've been considering an Intuos Pro but were turned away by the price of the Medium and Large tablets, this one might be more up your alley.

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Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 Review: The obvious best choice for illustrators

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 Review: The obvious best choice for illustrators

The Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 is the no-compromise version of every other stylus tablet or phone on the market today. This device has the Wacom Pro Pen 2, the most idyllic digital stylus I've ever used - and quite possibly the best digital stylus available in the world today. While other machines aim to fill all your needs at once, the Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 is a creative tool that's focused squarely on that one role. This is an illustrator's tablet.

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The flipping, sliding Samsung A80 is weird, and that’s a good thing

The flipping, sliding Samsung A80 is weird, and that’s a good thing

The Samsung Galaxy A80's pop-up, rotating camera is an astonishingly complicated solution to the anti-notch movement, but it's hard not to be entranced by the geekily-gimmicky smartphone. Announced today, the A80 manages to outshine the Galaxy S10 by virtue of its motorized camera.

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How DeviantArt Eclipse hides ads as it claims to be ad-free

How DeviantArt Eclipse hides ads as it claims to be ad-free

A change is coming to DeviantArt, and it would seem that some folks aren't particularly pleased. Such a thing should be expected with any big change in a popular webspace, especially with a social network like DeviantArt where some people make their livelihood. When you mess with someone's cash - even if that cash is supplemental to their main income - you get the horns.

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Chrome’s latest themes come straight from Google

Chrome’s latest themes come straight from Google

If you're a regular user of Chrome themes, then you had a surprise waiting for you today upon visiting the Chrome Web Store: new themes from Google. Yes, the Chrome team has apparently been working on some themes of its own behind the scenes, and today it launched 14 of them on the Chrome Web Store.

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Adobe Creative Cloud users getting ‘color fonts’ free in February

Adobe Creative Cloud users getting ‘color fonts’ free in February

This month the folks at Adobe made a push to bring love to users for Valentine's Day in the form of color fonts. Color fonts are a strange new beast, the likes of which only began to make sense here in this computer-first generation, one in which the letterpress techniques of the past have gone the way of the dodo. They're extinct, and the world is crumbling as a result.

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