Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jan 2013 17:43 UTC
Google Fantastic article by The Verge: "Something strange and remarkable started happening at Google immediately after Larry Page took full control as CEO in 2011: it started designing good-looking apps. [...] We went to Google looking for the person responsible for the new design direction, but the strange answer we got is that such a person doesn't exist. Instead, thanks to a vision laid out by a small team of Google designers, each product team is finding its way to a consistent and forward-looking design language thanks to a surprising process. They're talking to each other." I think Google's recent complete design transformation is one of the most remarkable shifts this industry has seen post-iPhone. I think the importance and possible ramifications of this shift are best captured by Tom Dale: Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services.
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What a title...
by kovacm on Thu 24th Jan 2013 22:52 UTC
kovacm
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2010-12-16

What a title:

"How Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution"

;) true to Steve Jobs!

Larry Page even shameless copy SENTENCES (?!?!) from his mentor, Steve J.:

"For us to succeed, is it necessary for some other company to fail? No. We’re actually doing something different." (Larry P. from Wired interview, 5 days ago...)

awful PR.

POINT: "How Larry Page engineered..."

try: "https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=andy+hertzfeld+... third link:

Why Google+ Looks Good: Original Macintosh Team Member Andy Hertzfeld

http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/28/google-plus-design-andy-hertzfeld/

"That’s no surprise since the key interface designer was legendary software artist Andy Hertzfeld."...

"While traditionally, Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page has been opposed to lavish designs because he’s obsessed with product speed, he signed off on Hertzfeld’s work."

yesterday it was Andy achievement, today is Larry ;) - he really learn worst thing from Jobs, very good ;) ;)

Edited 2013-01-24 22:54 UTC

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