Dieter Rams

Lots in the news about Jonathan Ive today. There has been speculation that he is leaving Apple to come back to the UK. Apparently he owns a house in Somerset and would like his children to have a British education.

More interestingly, on Quora I found out that Jonathan Ive's design idol is Dieter Rams. My knowledge of industrial designers is pretty poor, but I found this rather excellent page which talks about his design principles. Having recently created interaction principles for Symantec, I know how hard it can be to find principles that stand up to the test of time ...and to that measure, I really enjoyed reading his.