Remembering Bill Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer (1943-2012).
Technology hobbyist. Fond of sci-fi movies and Apple's products. Talks and thinks about green marketing all day for a living.
As a designer, there’s an issue of dignity. (The Galaxy) is original from the beginning, and I’m the one who made it. It’s a totally different product with a different design language and different technology infused.
Design and engineering are, indeed, often in opposition — engineering constraints affect design, design goals affect engineering tradeoffs. But they are not separate endeavors. The philosophical question is which one is a subset of the other.
Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.