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
Member since:
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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RE: What a title...
by kwan_e on Fri 25th Jan 2013 02:15 in reply to "What a title..."
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Make sense.... nnnNow!

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RE: What a title...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 25th Jan 2013 04:34 in reply to "What a title..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

FYI, the article was from 2011 you linked to, G+ has been redesigned since then. it could or could not have been a different designer. In any case it looks like its part of the same suite of applications as the other google web apps, which is the point of the article. All of the one off designs are being harmonized. I don't think anyone for a second thinks its Larry page doing the actual design. Something great has many authors, and I think the verge's piece does a good job expanding upon that idea.

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RE: What a title...
by JAlexoid on Fri 25th Jan 2013 05:45 in reply to "What a title..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Applying "engineered" to Page is more appropriate, because Page is an engineer! (Unlike the other guy...)

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

Yes... Andy sat on the couch between working on the original Macintosh and joining Google.

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RE: What a title...
by judgen on Fri 25th Jan 2013 09:01 in reply to "What a title..."
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

that line is stolen by Steve Jobs from the dutch king of british empire basicly. Where he claimed that for britain to be prosperous the Dutch need not to lose. And lo and behold, they got along mostly fine.

For reference i ment this bloke: "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_III_of_England" I am bad at tranlating old timey dutch though as he spoke it.

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RE[2]: What a title...
by kovacm on Sat 26th Jan 2013 00:11 in reply to "RE: What a title..."
kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

that line is stolen by Steve Jobs from the dutch king of british empire basicly. Where he claimed that for britain to be prosperous the Dutch need not to lose. And lo and behold, they got along mostly fine.

For reference i ment this bloke: "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_III_of_England" I am bad at tranlating old timey dutch though as he spoke it.

Larry certenly know this! ;)

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