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9 Lessons Every Designer Should Learn From Apple's Design Journey

The design philosophy that Apple reflects is an epitome of high level ingenuity. From the first fruity iMac in the late 1990s to its latest Apple Pencil or Smartwatch, Apple has always made a statement with its design.

Here are 9 Lessons every designer should pocket from Apple's extraordinary design journey.

9 Lessons Every Designer Should Learn From Apple's Design Journey

  1. 1. 9 Lessons Every Designer Should Learn From Apple’s Design Journey
  2. 2. EMPOWER YOUR VISION: Understand what your business is about and make it evident through design. APPLE + NEWTON = INNOVATION
  3. 3. BREAK THE RULES: No matter what you do, do it with fervor and innovation. Rules are boring, break them. And often.
  4. 4. BE SINCERE TO YOUR AUDIENCE: Design is about people. It is about making them feel connected with the brand. Be it product or interface design, excellence lies in being true to the cause. DESIGN GENUINELY BETTER PRODUCTS.
  5. 5. The true essence of Apple’s business: CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
  6. 6. DID YOU KNOW DO-IT-YOURSELF LOGOS ARE MORE LIKELY TO CONVEY YOUR MESSAGE? NEED PROOF? CREATE YOUR DIY LOGO TODAY!
  7. 7. LASER-LIKE FOCUS: Focus means prioritizing things that are important. It means saying NO to ideas that are not worth it. Apple’s R&D Lab is infamous for saying "NO" to more ideas than it says "YES” to. Learn to say “NO” to unworthy BOGUS IDEAS.
  8. 8. PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Did you know iPhone Volume Button design is based on the finest handcrafted Swiss watches? These buttons can tolerate aerospace pressures, and will outlive components like the screen or battery. SWEAT EVERY ASPECT and make people fall in love with your products.
  9. 9. FIND YOUR FEET QUICKLY: Noticed how the hefty white- brick iPod was turned into a glossy light-weight iPod Nano in a short span? Apple Designers are always looking for garden-fresh and creative trends to augment and improve existing product line. Each time be on top of new ideas. CONSTANTLY IMPROVE AND ADAPT.
  10. 10. WITH DO-IT- YOURSELF TOOLS YOU CAN DESIGN, REDESIGN AND ADAPT ON-THE-GO AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT. NO BOUND. DIY LOGO DESIGN! … AT YOUR FINGER TIPS! DIY WEBSITE DESIGN
  11. 11. SIMPLE ISN’T THE LACK OF CLUTTER Simplicity is not minimizing details or vanishing clutter in a design, it is about bringing on top the essence of something and put together a solution that is absolutely inevitable and clear. SIMPLE&COHERENT The key to designing great products and ideas.
  12. 12. I think a lot of people see simplicity as the lack of clutter. And that's not the case at all. True simplicity is, well, you just keep on going and going until you get to the point where you go, 'yeah, well, of course.' Where there's no rational alternative. JONATHAN IVE head designer, apple, inc.
  13. 13. RANK DESIGN OVER EMOTIONS: Being a designer, it is crucial to learn to prioritize things. A designer must put his emotions to rest and avoid imposing them into design unless essential or needed. IT’S MORE IMPORTANT TO DO GREAT WORK THAN MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY.
  14. 14. DESIGN FOR THE MOMENT: Don’t put too much efforts into designing a futuristic product. Design it for now.
  15. 15. BONUS: DESIGN IS NOT JUST WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND FEELS LIKE. DESIGN IS HOW IT WORKS. BONUSBONUS DESIGN IS NOT JUST WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND FEELS LIKE. DESIGN IS HOW IT WORKS.
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