Steve Jobs: Design is how it works

“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.” – Steve Jobs

Today I finished reading the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I wouldn’t recommend his brutal and relentless style of leadership to the fullest, but his focus, uncompromising style and passion for quality are truly inspiring. And even though he strived to realise good looking products, into the tiniest of tiniest detail, his philosophy of design was actually more about usability, or how things works