Samsung's accomplished new design chief comes from Jony Ive's old studio
posted by Alan F. / Jan 15, 2015, 10:30 PM
Mr. Lee was the co-president of the global design consulting firm Tangerine, which was founded by none other than Jony Ive. The latter, of course, is the Senior VP of Design at Apple and is credited with leading the design teams for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. He is also known for designing iOS 7.
Samsung's new head of design holds a Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art in London. For now, he is known for his redesign of British Airways' business-class cabin. Lee's "z-shaped design" allowed the airline to add 20% more seats and increase annual profits by $738 million. Obviously, he can handle the immense pressure he will be under at Samsung, and he has come through before. It should be very interesting to see if he comes up with any new designs for Samsung's smartphones.
source: KoreaHerald, KoreaJoongangDaily via Engadget
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This new design better be worth it... e.e
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 10:31 PM 4
Definitely the right move from Samsung. The company has obviously understood that it needs a new design (at least for Smartphones). This is the first move to make better designed products. Great.
posted on Jan 16, 2015, 1:27 AM 1
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yeah, its great to hear that samsung is serious about design. Samsung is number 1 in making ugly phones at the moment. Their phone material also feel dirt cheap. Using metal doesnt mean premium, I like plastic more. I have nokia 808 and its body feel pretty premium, infact feel more premium than iphone 6. Same goes to motorola, they are using such plastic which look and feel premium. Aluminum should not be used in phones because of ugly scratches it get
posted on Jan 16, 2015, 2:40 AM 1
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Haters won't like this
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 10:38 PM 3
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Jony Ive's design isn't anything special either, i dont think his student will save Samsung
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 10:39 PM 8
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he is a Trojan horse. he's gonna leak designs to Apple from Samsung
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 10:43 PM 8
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Jony Ive and Joe Rogan can go live on an island together as far as I'm concerned, if their heads will fit on it for that matter...douches...
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 10:46 PM 4
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