One of the design profession's true visionaries, Steve Jobs, succumbed to cancer on Oct. 5, 2011.
Through his breathtakingly innovative leadership at Apple, Jobs achieved iconic status among designers and business leaders throughout the world. His name has been mentioned alongside Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison as a human being whose talents and ambitions combined to transform life as we know it by delivering deliciously disruptive new tools that enable us to complete both small and unimaginably large tasks more intuitively and more joyfully.
In the lead-up to our Cincinnati conference, we've been asking speakers and attendees what they think are some of the most exciting new developments that are changing the experience of how designers work.
NeXT, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Steve Jobs and a number of former Apple employees, after Jobs resigned from Apple. Jobs engaged Paul Rand to design a brand identity and a 100-page brochure promoting the brand for $100,000.
Introduced in April 1984, the IIc was Apple’s first compact model, the first with user-friendly icon graphics, and the first with significant visual design quality. It was cited as one of the best designs of the year by Time magazine.