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.

Author: Duran Fenrizragore
Country: New Zealand
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 9 May 2014
Pages: 45
PDF File Size: 15.83 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.29 Mb
ISBN: 663-1-35098-636-7
Downloads: 14315
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Jujar

Dec 28, Steve rated it it was ok. See all customer images. Return to Book Page. How fast is the CD? I actually got many useful nuggets such as, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” “if there’s not some sort of friction in a move forward, your step is not as consequential as you’d like to believe,” “The real risk is to think it is safe to play it safe,” and “We don’t do focus groups–that is the job of the designer,” said Jony.

Everything from the paint and the screws to the chips. The result is littered with minor errors and no insights of any worth – even the style of writing doesn’t compensate for the lack of new insights. First, Ive apparently didn’t participate in the creation of this book.

Kahney didn’t suck up to Jobs and his followers, instead he had the guts to reveal the true reformer who was not out there to be seen in the public. Companies Show more Companies links.

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products, by Leander Kahney | Financial Times

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The amount of information included in the book regarding Apple and its product development process surprised me considering how much of a secretive organization Apple is. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Follow the Author

Tim Cook may be chief executive but it is Ive, apparently, who is the heart of the company. Jony has always been in the good books of Steve just because of his dedications.

What are their tales and how do these intersect with the title individual? Kahney’s writings have always provided me not only with many enjoyable hours of reading, but leandeer with ideas I can translate, modify, and use in my own companies. Good Profile of Jony Ive.


I really wanted to like this. Kill produ This book is positively chockablock with insights regarding Apple’s unique Industrial Design and Product Development process, making it a worthwhile read for people in the industry trying to get a better sense of how Apple keeps managing to churn out hit after hit. My biggest disappointment here is that this book does;t deal much with Jony Ive and his personal philosophies but churns through Apple in general as a source of innovation and controversy.

Close Financial Times International Edition.

From the verbal catfights, the use of ONLY polished aluminium screws on a casing, the universal approach to design to be culturally inclusive, the tens of models of the home button on the iPhone prototypes, the relationship of the Helvetica Nueu font with retina display, the move away from skeumorphism in iOs7, and many, many more stories, all told with the ultimate a An excellent read that is able to elucidate the fanatical approach that Jony has regarding all things related to jong in Apple.

The book is well written and clearly reveals Apple’s superior jomy culture. This book is well written and well researched. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. He is currently living in San Francisco, California and is a father of four. Feb 08, Will rated it it was amazing. The milled aluminium was very expensive and could not be done in large quantities prior to the unibody MacBook. Stev Steve Jobs has always been a great admirer of creativity and innovations.

I found it inspiring in and have watched it a couple of times. Our goal absolutely at Apple is not to make money. I highly recommending taking the time to read and digest the ideas and concepts presented in this book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This author and book answers any questions you have about him, without specifically talking to him, as the company is so secretive of their work. Thank you for your feedback.

This is not a book about Jonathan Ive only. Leander has worked for many other publications, including: Jony Ive was the mastermind behind the 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. Read more Read less. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


So it was a very rude awakening for me to go a different company like Excite or Yahoo because they had none of that!

Review by Edwin Kaney. Still, the book does a good job of explaining the ove and complex details of product design, which are laborious and tedious and rarely feature the simple narratives that later become myth. Yeah, I know its a biography and that the book should be based on him, but it gets boring after a time. Jan 03, Alex rated it did not like it Recommends it for: 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.

Love what it says about education. Intriguingly, there is a moment in that same film when the astronauts use tablets that look remarkably like iPads — this is in Favorite Quotes from the book: Despite that some of the stories are well explored – the use of Kahneey polished aluminium screws on a casing, the culturally inclusive design process, the many prototypes of the iPhone home button, the relationship of the Helvetica Nueu font with retina display and the move away from skeumorphism in iOs7.

First, Ive apparently didn’t participate An interesting book covering the life of Jony Ive and the design issues at Apple during Ive’s employment. The rest is mostly re I have to declare my hand here as I have had a long association with Apple, from commercially programming the Apple IIe through 10 years working for the company, to the many friends I still have there.