I was reminded of an old post, “Lessons from Great Artists and Architects” when Apple unveiled some new products last week. Apple designers are taught to mimic a principle Picasso employed when he created one of his masterpieces, “The Bull.” Key innovative design lesson from great artists: Simplicity!
In addition to some new iPhones (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) and Apple Pay (their new mobile payment system), Apple will introduce “one more thing.” The Apple Watch with creative functionality through the dial of its screen (e.g., a BMW app to remind people where they parked their Beamers). The watch will be smaller than most of the current smartwatches and will come in a choice of two sizes with a variety of styles and straps. Apple designers once again are striving to deliver an innovative product that personifies simplicity!
Another key art lesson: “Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse