Hier, Tim Cook a annoncé hier que Jony Ive avait été nommé chef de la direction du design chez Apple, et que Alan Dye et Richard Howarth prennent en charge au jour le jour la gestion des équipes de la conception en tant que vice-président. Ils vont permettent de décharger Jony Ive d’une partie du travail administratif.



I have exciting news to share with you today. I am happy to announce that Jony Ive is being promoted to the newly created position of Chief Design Officer at Apple.

Jony is one of the most talented and accomplished designers of his generation, with an astonishing 5000 design and utility patents to his name. His new role is a reflection of the scope of work he has been doing at Apple for some time. Jony’s design responsibilities have expanded from hardware and, more recently, software UI to the look and feel of Apple retail stores, our new campus in Cupertino, product packaging and many other parts of our company.

Design is one of the most important ways we communicate with our customers, and our reputation for world-class design differentiates Apple from every other company in the world. As Chief Design Officer, Jony will remain responsible for all of our design, focusing entirely on current design projects, new ideas and future initiatives. On July 1, he will hand off his day-to-day managerial responsibilities of ID and UI to Richard Howarth, our new vice president of Industrial Design, and Alan Dye, our new vice president of User Interface Design.

Richard, Alan and Jony have been working together as colleagues and friends for many years. Richard has been a member of the Design team for two decades, and in that time he has been a key contributor to the design of each generation of iPhone, Mac, and practically every other Apple product. Alan started at Apple nine years ago on the Marcom team, and helped Jony build the UI team which collaborated with ID, Software Engineering and countless other groups on groundbreaking projects like iOS 7, iOS 8 and Apple Watch.

Please join me in congratulating these three exceptionally talented designers on their new roles at Apple.


Lors d’une interview de Tim Cook et Jony Ive par The Telegraph, Stephen Fry a abordé l’héritage de Steve Jobs chez Apple et du rôle de Ive en constante évolution dans la société, entre autres sujets. Ive a notamment expliqué que l’équipe de design d’Apple est un petit groupe très uni, dont beaucoup ont travaillé chez Apple depuis de nombreuses années. Et en Octobre dernier, Marc Newson, un ami de Jony Ive, a été embauché à temps partiel dans l’équipe de conception chez Apple, mais son rôle n’a pas été élargi à des responsabilités lors des dernières promotions. L’interview complète est à retrouver à cette adresse.


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