not Jony Ive

Not Jony Ive

The greatest designer in the universe since Dieter Rams and inventor of minimaluminiumalism

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON July 04, 2017

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not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
I am Jony Ive, the greatest designer in the universe since Dieter Rams and inventor of minimaluminiumalism. Today, Apple reinvents Product Hunt Live. Join me for a live Q&A session about Apple, design, tech, and Twitter. This will be the greatest chat that we have ever done, and we think you're going to love it (PARODY, not affiliated with Apple.)
Niv Dror
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Hello Jony, what's in like being locked in a white room during all the Apple Events, and do you plan to ever come out / present a product on stage? Thank you Sir for your time.
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@nivo0o0 Being locked inside my white room during Apple events is the greatest part of the entire event, as it ensures I do not have to spend any time speaking with customers and listening to their nonsensical "feedback".
gabibartok
gabibartok@bartokgabi17
@nivo0o0 @jonyiveparody Hi Jony Pano panay its your father
gabibartok
gabibartok@bartokgabi17
@nivo0o0 @jonyiveparody I mean Surface and Surface
gabibartok
gabibartok@bartokgabi17
@nivo0o0 @jonyiveparody Surface all the things
Héctor Macías
Héctor Macías@hectormca90 · Web developer
What happened here?
Rohan Patel
Rohan Patel@rohan_patel2
@hectormca90 Apparently he ignored this
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@hectormca90 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #OneMoreThing
Giacomo Lawrance
Giacomo Lawrance@giacomolaw · Author of thenerdystudent.com
@hectormca90 More like what happened here:
Richard Kashdan
Richard Kashdan@richard_kashdan
@hectormca90 If you can’t use your Mac without a mouse for a few minutes while it charges, then you’re a pussy and should use Windows.
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@hectormca90 The greatest mouse that we have ever done. It's an honour and a privilege to use such a revolutionary device, you ungrateful bastard.
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Makerpad.co
What is the benefit of being hidden behind a fake profile?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@bentossell It prevents Tim from storming into my white room and yelling at me for the things that I say. "What can I say, Tim!? It's obviously not me!" (Lies)
Ryan Rucker
Ryan Rucker@ryankrucker · Co-Founder, Charmer
What are some non-Apple products that you love and gain inspiration from?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@ryankrucker See: Dieter Rams' entire collection.
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Makerpad.co
How do you have time to maintain an Internet personality?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@bentossell By removing as many ports as possible from all our incredible products. I spend less time accommodating for them in case designs, and can now spend more time on Twitter.
Viacheslav Bida
Viacheslav Bida@vyacheslav_beda
Hello Jony!How to answer no to bad design ideas?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@vyacheslav_beda Be honest. Say NO. Explain why the idea is bad to the client. If they persist, it's really up to you to decide whether or not to proceed, as they are ultimately paying for it. I have refused projects that I know are bad because I don't feel that working on a design project that is DOA is fulfilling.
Neelabh Singh
Neelabh Singh@neelabh2006 · Founder, App Disciple
A lot of developers don't get design! What are the basics about design that any developer should know? Any blogs/ books you recommend?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@neelabh2006 Note necessarily developer specific, but essential reads: Designing Brand Identity by Alina Wheeler, Underconsideration.com/brandnew, Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton.
Duarte Martins
Duarte Martins@duarteosrm · Founder, thenoocoffee.com
Neelabh Singh
Neelabh Singh@neelabh2006 · Founder, App Disciple
@duarteosrm @jonyiveparody answered my question. I still can't believe it I had a chat with Jony Ive! The pleasure is all mine :)
Nolan McCoy
Nolan McCoy@nolanmccoy · Film Producer, Storyteller, Husband
If you recycled all the aluminium you’ve had in your possession over the years, how rich do you think you’d be?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@nolanmccoy I would buy Australia. I've always wanted my own island.
Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia@kunalslab · Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
How many takes does it take you to do 3-minute Apple video?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@kunalslab One. Everything I do is perfect from the very beginning.
Kamiyar Sanau
Kamiyar Sanau@kamiyar_sanau
If you had hair, what hairstyle would you choose? Color?
Rafael Anastacio Alves
Rafael Anastacio Alves@rafaelalves · Developer
@kamiyar_sanau maybe he should share some concept art
Rafael Camargo
Rafael Camargo@rcamargo · Developer
Will apple launch a TV that is made of a thin sheet of glass only and has controls that will change the way we interact with TV forever?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@rcamargo Not until we have patented it, but you can't afford it anyway.
Leonardo M Jaques
Leonardo M Jaques@leoojaques · Brazil, 23. Crypto & Social Impact.
What would you do if in the present time you were in your twenties wanting to land a job at Apple?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@leoojaques I accept bribes.
Nolan McCoy
Nolan McCoy@nolanmccoy · Film Producer, Storyteller, Husband
When you try to make something out of nothing, where do you start?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@nolanmccoy I would never try to make something out of nothing. I always try to make something out of aluminium and/or glass. Start there.
Austin Truchan
Austin Truchan@austintruchan
How do you pronounce minimaluminiumalism?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@austintruchan With a sexy British accent.
Austin Truchan
Austin Truchan@austintruchan
Is it true that the iPhone 8 will actually just be called "Phone Plus Pro" ?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@austintruchan "The New iPhone"
Benji Debnam
Benji Debnam@goo · Doodler of thoughts
What do you use to keep your head so shiny? Can you share a product innovation video with us to show your fine grained and meticulous approach?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@goo Years of reading our customers' design "feedback" and criticism and pulling out all my hair has made me the handsome devil I am today.
Benji Debnam
Benji Debnam@goo · Doodler of thoughts
@jonyiveparody exceptional
Robert K.
Robert K.@kurlov · Student. Chess player. Creator.
I dare you to redesign Product Hunt.
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
How long did it take you to pick that shade of green in iMessage for android users? Why does it have such an effect on my soul?
Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia@kunalslab · Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
@mscccc sorry in advance for being a greenie!
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@mscccc I wanted to pick a variant of green that was so bright and unappealing to the eyes that it was just easier to block the phone numbers of Android users rather than accept their messages in the first place.
Long Nguyen
Long Nguyen@truonglong88 · A Product Creator
Hi Jony, I have an app that can help all iOS designers make their app perfect at pixel level. How do you think about this? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/...
Aen Tan
Aen Tan@helloaentancom · Design, engineering and product guy
What keeps you inspired lately?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@aentan Counting the days until my retirement.
Nolan McCoy
Nolan McCoy@nolanmccoy · Film Producer, Storyteller, Husband
When approaching the “creative process”, what rules or guidelines do you practice to help yourself be as creative as possible.
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@nolanmccoy I think it is important to socialise with other designers (meet ups, that sort of thing), as well as see what others are doing creatively. Not necessarily to copy or see what is "trendy", but just to see what is out there and perhaps be inspired or at least aware. I spend a fair amount of time perusing Behance profiles because I enjoy seeing others' design work, especially the things I know I probably could not do myself.
Lalit Salunkhe
Lalit Salunkhe@lalit_salunkhe
@jonyiveparody do you follow someone on behance or dribbble? :)
Amaël Sikel
Amaël Sikel@amasikel · Android developer
Has the actual Jony Ive ever reached out to you?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@amasikel How would I reach out to myself? 🤔
Yang Gao
Yang Gao@reedyang_themartian · CPO, ZD Energy
@amasikel @jonyiveparody I was told you could try meditation for that
Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia@kunalslab · Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
Which product will you make in Rose Gold next? 🌹 💛
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@kunalslab Probably something special for Christina Warren (@film_girl)
wealllivehere
wealllivehere@wealllivehere · founder, we all live here
What role do you feel design plays in social impact?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@wealllivehere From a social media standpoint, I think design has made it much, much easier to share ideas and get one's message across. Whether or not this is good or bad really depends on the source, the message, and arguably your own opinion. Twitter and Facebook, for example, are designed in such a way that it's literally never been easier to share one's thoughts, etc.
Rafael Camargo
Rafael Camargo@rcamargo · Developer
Which was the most interesting thing you learnt at university?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@rcamargo Typography. Separates the best designers from the rest of the pack. Once you learn to see improper kerning, tracking, leading, en dashes in lieu of hyphens, etc. you can't unsee the mistakes. And they are EVERYWHERE. *FAR* too many universities/schools/colleges treat typography as an afterthought. DON'T. Additionally, simply learning Adobe applications (for example) is not as important as learning good design skills and proper techniques. Software is simply a tool to get a job done. Being an "expert" in Photoshop will not make you a great designer anymore than being an expert in Word will make you a bestselling author. I like to start design projects with trace paper, a heavy graphite pencil, or a sketchpad with a pencil. Start with concepts by hand, then "work my way up" to using software to finish it once I have a sense of what I want to do.
Jonathan Ruiz
Jonathan Ruiz@jruizdesign · Product Designer @Shazam
@rcamargo @jonyiveparody agreed. 👌🏼
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
What's your workout routine?
Elad Naider
Elad Naider@elad_naider
Hi JonJon! (it's cool if I call you JonJon, right?) Did you ever have to tackle a process of creating a style guide by yourself? I currently find myself doing so and it proves to be pretty difficult. Any suggestions on how to do it in the best way? (articles, work process and so on). Thanks! -Elad
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@elad_naider Buy and read Designing Brand Identity by Alina Wheeler. Also look at other brand identity guidelines to see how they are laid out, what they include, etc. You can pull inspiration from them.
ixplora
ixplora@ixplora · www.zaqz.co
Do you think Apple will survive as a company? this question comes from our staff at www.zaqz.co
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@ixplora Yes. Perhaps only until I retire, but I am far too incredible of a designer to let Apple sink on my [Apple] watch.
CK Yap
CK Yap@chinketyap · Founder, Shoppertise
Which books have you read this year?
Nolan McCoy
Nolan McCoy@nolanmccoy · Film Producer, Storyteller, Husband
As a leader how do you inspire and communicate your vision to the rest of your team?
parul bhatti
parul bhatti@parul_bhatti · UX Designer @Flipkart
What are some non-tech & non-Apple products that you love?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@parul_bhatti I love Lego sets and I collect them. ❤️
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
Did you think the Twitter account would get so big? Will you ever reveal your true identity ala @StartupLJackson?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@startupljackson @ems_hodge No, I never imagined my Twitter account would ever be as popular as it is. It began as a completely different project that I was told "would never work". While I abandoned my original idea, I spun it off as a Twitter account as a sort of inside joke. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ As for my real identity, I will tell you Emily, but only you. Don't let anyone else know that this is who I really am: https://www.apple.com/leadership...
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@startupljackson @ems_hodge I will say that I am proud of the fact that some senior level Apple folks follow me. 😬
parul bhatti
parul bhatti@parul_bhatti · UX Designer @Flipkart
How does Jony Ive spend his routine day?
Rafael Camargo
Rafael Camargo@rcamargo · Developer
Have you ever designed products for a non tech company?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
Nicolas Van Hoorde
Nicolas Van Hoorde@nicolasvh · Co-Founder, ∆ Delta
How has your job at Apple changed/evolved since the death of Steve Jobs?
Christian Giordano
Christian Giordano@nuthinking · Product Designer
Who was Steve's best friend? You or Scott Forstall?
Ezequiel Pavlotsky
Ezequiel Pavlotsky@ezequiel_pavlotsky
What upholds the future for designers in 10~20 years, as we rapidly shift towards voice recognition technologies, AI, smart glasses, where the UX/UI, web, designs in general will be less relevant, and maybe more standardized? Thank you Jony Ive!
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@ezequiel_pavlotsky I think we'll see more "hybrid" designers. Designers who know a bit of coding, which will improve how they design, as they'll have this in mind as they're creating something. I'm not saying all coders will become designers, or vice versa, but I think Apple has proven that having the engineering team work so closely with the design team has proven quite fruitful. I think we'll also see a much, MUCH bigger push for sustainable and easy to use designs (or at least as easy to use as possible—compare using an iPhone now to, say, a Motorola Razr back in the day. The technology has improved, but in many (though admittedly not all) ways it has gotten easier to use.)
Dr. Andy Morton
Dr. Andy Morton@andyvet · Creator iVideosongs
Hey J...why does Apple insist on re-inventing rather than buying instant success and THEN make it applesque ? Spotify, Netflix. Purchasing kills three byrds...instant profit stream and one less competitor AND Shareholder value👍🏻
miles5
miles5@miles5z · Product Design Development
Hi Jony, How would you know when to call it a go for mass production for a product and not going endless development? Cheers, Andrew
Timur Shaykhulin
Timur Shaykhulin@timurspb · Bots maker
Does the apple plan to release phones of the same size as the iphone 5SE? 4 inch best size ever!
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@timurspb We only keep the iPhone SE around for Moltz. No one buys it except him.
AwesomismMom 💙
AwesomismMom 💙@awesomismmom
HI Jony…I just listened to Brian McCulloghs’ Internet History Podcast with Brian Merchant. Mr. Merchant has a book coming out about the invention of the iPhone. He talks about Steve Jobs coming back to Apple and weeding out the workforce. How close were you to leaving or did you and Steve hit it off from the beginning? Thank you.
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@awesomismmom Hit it off from the beginning.
George Gognadze
George Gognadze@george_gognadze
Hi Jony, which Apple or not Apple product comes to your mind when you think about best design ?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@georgegognadze Everything that I have ever done.
Jikku Jose
Jikku Jose@jikkujose · Blockchain, Product Design, AI & UX
If there is a hardware aspect of iPhone that you think can be improved 10x in the next 2/3 years time, whats it?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
@jikkujose Could always be thinner.
Milaad
Milaad@miladsafarzadeh · UI/UX Designer & iOS developer
Hey Joney. What is your favorite source of inspiration?
Vinish Garg
Vinish Garg@vingar · Co-founder @mystippi @ContentHug
What (skills) can prepare a designer better for next-generation technology goals (Mixed Reality, Machine Learning)?
Michael Hyde
Michael Hyde@michael_hyde · Founder of crawloft.com
Jony Jony,, eating sugar?
Evan Korunka
Evan Korunka@evan_korunka
Hey Jony, As the greatest designer since Dieter Rams, what's your best advice on success and achieving dreams in today's world? Thanks for being awesome, Evan
Dustin Knopoff
Dustin Knopoff@dknopoff · Student, CS/Design
Testing?
Steve Williams
Steve Williams@stevexwilliams · Visionalvisionary
Hi Jony, if you had access to a time machine would you go forward or backward? Why?
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
Steve Williams
Steve Williams@stevexwilliams · Visionalvisionary
Ashish Prasad
Ashish Prasad@iashishprasad
Any chance to see the headphone jack on iPhone 8 or the MacBooks losing them soon as well?
Claude Bezeaud
Claude Bezeaud@claudebezeaud · Indie iOS dev
Hello Jony, I can still plug a cable on my iPhone 7 It's ugly, please done something
not Jony Ive
not Jony Ive@jonyiveparody · Chief Design Officer, Apple
Joey Johnson
Joey Johnson@joeyj_218 · Ordinary Kid That Likes Cool Stuff
Who's your favourite singer/group?
Ashish Prasad
Ashish Prasad@iashishprasad
Word from the 1 infinite Loop is you've stopped using aluminium . Is this true?
Catalin
Catalin@catalinj15
@iashishprasad He uses Micro OLED now :D