Wawancara dengan Jony Ive seputar Apple Park

Nick Thompson lewat Wallpaper Magazine merilis hasil wawancaranya dengan Apple Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive. Dalam wawancaranya, Jony Ive memberikan informasi seputar Apple Park serta iPhone X.

And criticism of the building’s hunkering insularity seems to misunderstand what it is there to do. It is a building about process. And Ive is clear that for his design studio as for all Apple employees, it will mean a new way of working. ‘That’s one of the things that I am absurdly excited about. At the moment, there are a number of physically really disconnected design studios, and now we can share the same studio. We can have industrial designers sat next to a font designer, sat next to a sound designer, who is sat next to a motion graphics expert, who is sat next to colour designer, who is sat next to somebody who is developing objects in soft materials. And adjacent to every set of closed offices there is a very large open area of collaboration. It’s not just a corridor; these are large spaces that are repeated all the way around the building.’
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But the thing that has made the iPhone the absolute game-changer is its multi-touch screen – it’s a point that many missed at its launch, including Blackberry, much to its cost. Multi-touch technology meant that a single object could be a million different things at the same time.

‘If you think of what multi-touch afforded, on the one hand it was so powerfully intuitive, because you could directly manipulate content,’ says Ive. ‘But because it wasn’t effected by physical buttons, you could create an interface that was very specific to an application. That’s why the App Store could be and you could have such an extraordinary range of applications and user interfaces.’
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Foto-foto Apple Event September

Kalau boleh jujur, salah satu yang paling saya nantikan pada Apple Event 12 September yang lalu bukanlah Apple Watch dengan koneksi selular LTE atau iPhone X. Sebab bocoran keduanya sudah banyak sekali diberitakan pada minggu sebelumnya. Adalah Apple Park yang paling membuat saya penasaran termasuk Steve Jobs Theater tempat Apple Event digelar. Apabila kamu penasaran seperti apa Apple Park dan Steve Jobs Theater, Dan Frommer via Recode merilis foto-foto selama gelaran Apple Event dan sayang kalau tidak kamu bookmark.

Jony Ive dan Apple Park

Wall Street Journal baru saja menerbitkan artikel menarik hasil wawancara dengan Chief Design Officer Apple, Jony Ive. Dalam wawancara tersebut, Ive menceritakan bagaimana proses awal mula terlahirnya ide akan Apple Park.

For much of the past decade, a plot of land in Northern California’s suburban sprawl has been the focus of Ive’s imagination. Walking in London’s Hyde Park in 2004, Jobs fantasized with Ive about building a campus centered around a quad, like Stanford University, with plenty of parkland for meandering and meeting, Ive says. At the time, the first iPhone was in the works, and Apple’s revival, thanks to the iPod and iMac, meant the company had outgrown its digs in Cupertino, California, capable of housing 3,000 people in the six buildings that make up Infinite Loop. Apple slowly began plotting for a new space, buying 175 acres of a former Hewlett-Packard site that Ive described as “acres of parking,” one freeway exit south of Apple’s existing headquarters.

In the early days of planning, Ive and Jobs shared “drawings, books, and created expressions of feelings,” says Powell Jobs, who often witnessed the longtime partners collaborating. Some principles were a given, such as the belief that natural light and fresh air make workers happier and more productive.

Satu hal yang menarik dari saya adalah bagaimana Ive memperlakukan proses desain Apple Park sama dengan produk Apple lainnya.

From the beginning, Ive had an “absolute obsession with the idea that it was built like a product, not like a piece of architecture,” says industrial designer Marc Newson, one of Ive’s oldest friends, who has contributed to Apple designs in recent years.

Selain itu, pemilihan bentuk bangunan Apple Park yang seperti cincin raksasa juga bukan tanpa alasan. Seperti yang dijelaskan oleh Ive di WSJ

“One of the advantages of this ring is the repetition of a number of segments,” says Ive. “We could put enormous care and attention to detail into what is essentially a slice that is then repeated. So there’s tremendous pragmatism in the building.” The ring would be made up of pods—units of workspace—built around a central area, like a spoke pointing toward the center of the ring, and a row of customizable seating within each site: 80 pods per floor, 320 in total, but only one to prototype and get right.

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7 hal menarik tentang Apple Park, kantor pusat Apple yang baru

Apple tengah merampungkan pembangunan kantor pusat barunya yang bernama Apple Park. Dengan luas area mencapai 71 hektar, Apple Park akan menjadi rumah kedua bagi 12 hingga 13 ribu karyawan Apple. Sama seperti produk Apple lainnya, Apple Park didesain dan dibangun dengan perhatian akan detail yang luar biasa. Berikut ada 7 hal menarik tentang Apple Park.

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Pembangunan Apple Park dalam 18 detik

Planet Labs baru saja merilis video baru tentang progres pembangunan Apple Park selama 2 tahun terakhir dalam 18 detik. Apple Park akan menjadi kantor pusat Apple di masa depan, menggantikan One Infinite Loop yang berada di Cupertino dan menjadi rumah kedua bagi 12.000 karyawan Apple.