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7 industry professionals (and I) talk great industrial design

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“Design is the most immediate, the most explicit way of defining what products become in people’s minds”

-Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple Inc.

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I think of industrial design as being the supporting [design] cast of life: products that enhance our daily experiences, delight our senses, and reflect who we are – as well as what we aspire to be.

With that being said, Wikipedia defines ‘industrial design’ as ‘the use of a combination of applied art and applied science to improve the aesthetics, ergonomics, functionality, and usability of a product; and the role of an industrial designer as being to create and execute design solutions for problems of form, usability, physical ergonomics, marketing, brand development, and sales.’

Most would agree that Apple is currently at the helm of au courant industrial design, and with the mounting speculation that Apple will introduce a revolutionary new television in the very near future (dubbed iTV – no surprise there), I began wondering what some of my friends in the community consider to be great examples of industrial design.  I got a handful of them to weigh in.

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