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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RE: What a title...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 25th Jan 2013 04:34 UTC in reply to "What a title..."
Bill Shooter of Bul
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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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