Apple looking for Human Interface designers

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Rogifan, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    In case any resident UI designers are looking for a job. :). I've heard this team is quite small (~20 or so employees) so are these reqs due to turnover or expanding the team? Hmm...

    http://tinyurl.com/k74t2nj

    http://tinyurl.com/pflnf5x

    Job Info:

    The Apple Human Interface Group (HIg), responsible for crafting the user interface design of the iPhone and OS X, is looking for a Senior HI Designer to work on the iPhone. The HIg iPhone Designer has the ability to solve problems creatively, an interdisciplinary sensibility toward graphic, product and digital media design and an exceptional eye for detail. He or she will conceive, design and develop future enhancements to Aqua, the dynamic user interface for the iPhone, including everything from icon to application design, and will be involved in individual and group critiques of their work.

    Top candidates will have proficiency in illustration, a basic understanding of user interface principles, a sensitivity to typography and color, a general awareness of materials/textures, and a practical grasp of physics and animation.

    Knowledge of OS X, Photoshop and Illustrator as well as a willingness to learn on the job is a requirement. Experience in Director, Quartz Composer, 3D computer modeling, motion graphics, sound design and copy writing are a plus.
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    At first Apple was looking for monkeys to do the design work, but apparently decided that hiring humans was a better idea! :p

    Sorry...couldn't help myself!:eek:

    ;)
     
  3. vahalla, Jul 27, 2013
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  4. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    This seems like a good sign. Perhaps Apple is finally getting their act together.
     
  5. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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    Or they're just planning to overhaul the UI on Mac OS next, so they're moving the experienced lot over to Mac and getting some new blood in to maintain/tweak iOS.
     
  6. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Or a bunch of current employees quit?

    Maybe the ones who specialized in stitched leather UIs? :D
     
  7. KenAFSPC, Jul 27, 2013
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    KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    I suspect a number of employees have quit over management's design direction for IOS7.

    Google is more than willing to hire experienced IOS UI engineers to work on Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0).
     
  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Or maybe they just want to add some more people...?
     
  9. Arran macrumors 68040

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    C'mon. Get in the spirit. This is MacRumors: We're supposed to make stuff up!
     
  10. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Just curious why you suspect this?

    If it was the case surely 9to5Mac would've already had a scoop about it. :D
     
  11. Todd B. macrumors 6502

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    Really? A company constantly looking for employees? Say it isn't so?
     
  12. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I have to agree. Don't read too much into a company wanting more employees.
     
  13. Stupotpot macrumors 6502

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    Did you dream this?;)
     
  14. vahalla macrumors member

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    No, more of kind of hoped. :eek:
     
  15. AngerDanger, Jul 27, 2013
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    AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    Well, the only reason they're looking for human interface designers is because a space ship crashed near Apple HQ, and they're trying to adapt the flight controls so humans can interface with them. At least that's what I heard. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, I applied.
     
  17. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Cool. Hope you get an interview. :)
     
  18. Ballis macrumors 6502a

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    well dream on
     
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    Good luck!
     
  21. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000

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    In your dreams. ...Oh wait.
     
  22. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    I sincerely hope that the "designers" on these forums with their two semesters of design experience apply for a job, and make it clear to the interviewer that they think they're better than the whole team. Even though their "correction" is a small change to the icons, which usually looks the same as the originals or substantially worse.

    Maybe then, these people can finally realise that they're not as good as they think they are.
     
  24. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    In your wildest dreams.

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    Based on what I have seen here, I seriously wonder what makes you think that they can do any better? I have seen some really crapy concept designs in here, and what's more interesting, people here keep encouraging them to waste their time by sugesting they present their design to Apple by filing a bug report :rolleyes:
     
  25. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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    ...I think he was being sarcastic... right?
     

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