Charles Arthur on Jony Ive

Jony Ive’s Mistakes: When Beautiful Design Is Bad Design

Charles Arthur:

It’s important though to separate out the instincts he had that worked in users’ favor, where simplicity was intended to work for us, from those which didn’t — where simplicity took away the affordances that we need to manipulate objects, like shaving down the handle of a door until only its intention is there, and none of the utility.

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