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Jony Ive’s iOS 7 Interface Design For Apple: Redux

So, from my previous post lambasting Jony Ive’s work product rendering iOS 7, I received a similar query from several friends who are graphic designers in which they sought a very good answer:

If, using my architectural references, Ive failed by utilizing the two most obnoxious aspects of modernism…

One, the reduction of detail to the extreme such that all that’s left is the rhetorical and boring white box…

Tsai Residence Modern Architecture

and…

Two, the reduced modernist box raped by inauspicious elemental ornamentation (aka, “Mies van der Rohe design abused by Liberace decoration”)…

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Then, what is the example of good modernism to which Ive should have strived?

The answer is, THIS…

Detail_Texture_Clarity_Maturity_Sophistication_Good Simple Modern Design

Detail. Texture. Clarity. Maturity. Sophistication. Simple. Modern. Design.

The point is that, if this…

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…is to this…

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And, this…

Tsai Residence Modern Architecture

…is to this…

iOS7.messages

and this…

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and this…

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Then, the good modernism of this…

Detail_Texture_Clarity_Maturity_Sophistication_Good Simple Modern Design

…would have produced better icons such as (sourced from various designers on the internet disparaging Ive’s childish and boring work)…

these…

Safari:

safari

Messages:

messages

Photos:

photos

Clock:

clock

Camera:

camera

And “Notes” app would look like this…

NOTES alternative format

But, instead we have the memory of Steve Jobs doing this…

Job's Reaction to iOS 7

Because Jony Ive rendered this…

Jony Ive Initial Rendering.PNG

Of the entire lot of icons on the home screen, Ive and team only improved two: “Photos” and “Games:”

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