Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products [Leander Kahney] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “An adulating biography of. Jony Ive is more important to Apple than Steve Jobs was and the company Leander Kahney, author of Jony Ive – The Genius Behind Apple’s. Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products, by Leander Kahney, Portfolio, RRP£/$, pages. It isn’t hard to argue the.

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Want to Read saving…. It’s not a patch on Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs of course, but that was always likely to be the case.

Review by Edwin Heathcote. Though everyone had a belief kahndy Jony may take up the CEO role, the calm man proved that he is interested in designing leaner his passion rather than running the business. A great book but probably many would find dry and over detailed, I however found it had the right amount of detail. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Frustratingly, there are nearly entire pages that are simply direct quotations. The book also describes in some detail how important good design education is to the manufacturing industry, and goes on to outline concept development in one of the most cutting edge manufacturers in the world today.

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For instance, Jony insisted on the design process that favours the intimate human interaction with the machine rather than the end result from the engineering and manufacturing limitations. Jony Ive was the mastermind behind iony whole Apple product line revival ,wit A fan of Apple would think that Steve Jobs was the one who ran the company, designed products, and controlled everything about Apple.


To be fair, there is a photography appendix, but flipping to and from the text to the appendix significantly disrupts the narrative flow. Jony had his intentions clear and neat. This persists later in the book as well.

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products by Leander Kahney

He is currently living in San Francisco, California and is a father of four. And another major factor is that, there’s a limit jonny which one can go on reading about the same guy.

Two things bothered me though. Interestingly it also touches on the influence good design has on those who purchase Apple products.

No crazy fruititarian diets. Thank you for your feedback. It’s a challenge because in part, Ive’s life story is sorta dull compared to Steve Jobs. What is new is the ubiquity of the products and the way they have insinuated themselves into every aspect of our lives. Has some very interesting jlny into the working ivs both Jony Ive, and, by extension, Apple. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Preview — Jony Ive by Leander Kahney.

Plus, for a book about a designer and which then becomes about design itself later onit seems like a terrible decision to not include images inline with the text as they’re being discussed. On top of that, the author frequently bounces back and forth between future and past events; this jjony most grating in the first half oeander the book, where it feels like Kahney wants to quickly express what happens in Ive’s early life so that he can finally talk all about Apple.


Or Dieter Rams, the German designer whose products for Braun defined the company and are among the most beautiful products of the 20th century and whose designs profoundly influenced Ive, even down to the rounded corners. If you’re a person who likes biographies and doesn’t mind a few occasional technical terms, then this is the book for you. The idea that people can be educated by influence through good product design is an interesting one.

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products

There’s a lot that really disappointed me in this work; here are the three most salient issues. Also I had unrealistic expectations that this might reveal more about Laender famously secret design and production processes, but, hey, they’re famously secret. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Intriguingly, there is a moment in that same film when the astronauts use tablets that look remarkably like iPads — this is in You have to think about this harder than they do so that it fulfills a primal need when they experience it.