Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What Jony Ive’s ‘promotion’ to Chief Design Officer really means | 9to5Mac

From an intriguing perspective on the new Apple CDO role

"[...] Get two subordinates to handle the day to day operations and pack your bags? Not quite that easy. If Ive left Apple, he’d be betraying Steve Jobs and abandoning his power as the most influential designer in the world. But he also can’t run the iOS UI and hardware design teams over FaceTime. You simply just can’t just ‘call in’ such an important role.

So there’s this compromise. Ive gets two subordinates to run his two incredibly important programs then gets to spend a reasonable amount of time in the UK with his kids who then aren’t forced to grow up talking like Americans and pronouncing ‘aluminum‘ like animals."
What Jony Ive’s ‘promotion’ to Chief Design Officer really means | 9to5Mac
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