Apple’s animation on its design process is beautiful, playful, surprising, and interconnected – it’s a physical manifestation of Apple’s latest printed statement on design – one that challenges its critics’ by labeling the new approach of Apple’s as “simpler” or “flatter”.
If everyone is busy making everything, how can anyone perfect anything? We start to confuse convenience with joy. Abundance with choice. Designing something requires focus. The first thing we ask is: What do we want people to feel? Delight. Surprise. Love. Connection. Then we begin to craft around our intention. It takes time. There are a thousand no’s for every yes. We simplify, we perfect, we start over, until everything we touch enhances each life it touches. Only then do we sign our work: Designed by Apple in California.
It’s a reminder that design is not intended to be any one thing, other than created with the intent for human use. That’s why the word “delightful” is as important as “streamlined” – says Mark Wilson of Fast Company.