Nokia releases interviews with lead designers

Nokia releases interviews with lead designers
If you’re following Nokia lately, you’d know that the company has become completely different over the last year or so - not just because of its financial troubles, but down to the root. Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop is placing the company in a symbiotic relationship with Microsoft where Nokia focuses on location and design, but not much on the traditionally strong Nokia R&D.

And now Nokia is releease a video documentary about the meaning of design at Espoo. It features some lead designers sharing their experiences with Nokia, explaining what are their favorite devices and what drives the Nokia design team.

The videos are nearly 20-minute long, so it’s a long watch, best for those who want to know the inner works at Nokia, so if you’re don’t care that deeply about the Finnish company, you could still watch the videos, but you might not enjoy them all that much. Interestingly, a lot of the designers mention a couple of times the Nokia N9 as either their favorite device or an inspiration. This is strange for reasons outside its beautiful design - the Nokia N9 running on MeeGo was not sold in Nokia’s strongest markets, but instead went a bit under the company’s official radar.

Did you find something capturing your attention in those videos? Let us know in the comments below.

source: Nokia



13. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Nokia n9 The Last Mohican! Eve. The designers of the Meego agree that the N9 was an inspiration to them. It only means that it is really a good phone. Simplicity sets it apart from the rest. I'm waiting for Jolla now not to Nokia anymore cause I don't like WP! If Meego, Symbian, Meltemi will be supported by Nokia i'll go back to them if not no thank you!

12. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

see nokia... even Lumia 800 and 900 looks like the N9, but your employees like the meego on N9 than wp on lumia!!! meego looks elegant with its icons and swipe UI! but only problem is apps but then again.. it will just grow since it its well accepted!!! im betting on jolla for meego now!!

10. Dunknown

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Really hope most of the high end Nokia phones will be fitted with pureview. I really disagee that nokia abandoned Meego and Symbian OS and Asha (S40) soon. These make me very dissapointing with Nokia. Meego is the latest OS that ever known for me which i think it is the good os for the market. Symbian is one of the oldest OS in the world and Nokia just abandoned it just like that? I think Nokia has make a great mistake of abandoning Symbian OS. Symbian OS seem pretty good on the Nokia 808 With Symbian Belle Service Pack One. That is what something similar to android. What can we do with all this? Nokia has been disappointing me and most of the Nokia fans.

11. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

agree with you! if they will abandon S40, they should replace it with symbian not windows phone! symbian is still the best platform out there! android is laggy on a 1 core processor but symbian isnt! i really hate why they abandon MeeGo and symbian... at least meego has its new home now (JOLLA) elop is just a MS dog!!! symbian still has its fans!! please nokia WAKE UP! run symbian on low end instead of the new s40 and back up meego(if ever) on the lumia line!

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Nokia need to bring the magic of Nokia 3310 Era, where it really felt revolutionary. I hope we'll see something amazing in next windows phone 8 aside from pureview and maps.

9. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Depends on how successful the next crop of designs are. I think Pureview is the next wave of designs, and 900 style devices will be also a main thrust. But, so long as those initial WP 8's are profitable, you will see a ton of risk taking and unique designs from Nokia. The one thing you have to give Nokia under Elop, love him or despise him, is they are not afraid of thinking outside the box and are willing to take chances.

5. Awaragardiyan unregistered

There are 4 videos.

4. marchels14 unregistered

the design is great ,but i want Nokia that has the design of n9 but the speed of Samsung galaxy s3 and the camera of 808 purview,that would be the perfect Nokia phone, and the OS would be Symbian,but that is unlikely to happen.

3. kamejoko

Posts: 258; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Yes! copy from ipod nano.

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i smell lawsuit.

1. abraham

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

i like Nokia designs

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Me too, I am waiting for the knockout design that I know Nokia is capable of. These Lumias are just the very tip of the iceberg. Nokia is going to release their masterpiece phone of beauty, real world ergonomics & performance. Go Nokia!

7. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

iLike apple patent :P

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