Snippet: Susan Kare, Iconographer ☇

Shared on June 17, 2014

The e.g. Conference has posted a twenty minute video of Susan Kare speaking (via Elliot Jackson):

Susan Kare walks us through some key points regarding the design of icons and symbols. Kare is an artist and designer and pioneer of pixel art; she created many of the graphical interface elements for the original Apple Macintosh in the 1980s as a key member of the Mac software design team, and continued to work as Creative Director at NeXT for Steve Jobs.

This is an interesting video, as it demonstrates the design process, but also made me think about the trend towards clarity and simplicity in the design of OS X Yosemite and iOS 7.

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