IDEO Founder David Kelley Talks to 60 Minutes About Steve Jobs, First Apple Mouse and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    IDEO founder David Kelley had a wide-ranging interview on tonight's 60 Minutes in which he speaks about his relationship with Steve Jobs, the creation of the first Apple Mouse and more. Kelley and his company, IDEO, were integral in Apple's early history and designed the first Apple Mouse, the Lisa and more.

    Kelley talks about Jobs and how he was very specific in wanting things, which isn't a surprise as there have been numerous stories of Jobs calling up people in the middle of the night finalizing details for various products. Kelley also talks about their personal relationship and how Jobs advised Kelley to seek western medicine to treat his wife's throat cancer and how Jobs tried to set up an original iPhone for Kelley by calling AT&T.
    The Steve Jobs and Apple parts are at the 3:00 and 7:42 marks. The rest of the video focuses on Kelley's early life, IDEO's process and his new relationship with Stanford.

    Article Link: IDEO Founder David Kelley Talks to 60 Minutes About Steve Jobs, First Apple Mouse and More
  2. drummingcraig macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2007
    "Armpit of the South"
    Oh to have been a fly on the wall while Steve was on the phone with AT&T! :D
  3. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    I was so upset about my iPhone not being activated same day...

    Now I don't feel as bad. :eek: :)
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Not even Steve Jobs is a match for phone comapny call centres - Quite possibly the most international places on earth :cool:
  5. efktd macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2011
  6. chriscrk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2011
    Planet Earth (?)
    I love Steve, but seeing the people he worked with is so awesome... The one's who didn't get as much recognition. Great part of them just seem so admirable.
  7. flottenheimer macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2008
    Up north
    Oh, David Kelley does indeed get a lot of recognition. And all of it is well deserved.

    PS: Should you feel for some more design-thinking you can watch a few cool IDEO presentations/speeches on TED —
  8. macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2012
  9. scottburrow macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    I just Bought the book from Tim Brown from Ibooks. It should be a great read. I actually got this for my wife, she manages about a 120 people from all over the united states and India. I thought it would be a good way to solve 21st century business problems.
  10. yashrg macrumors regular


    Feb 21, 2008
    AT&T: Where even Steve Jobs couldn't get an iPhone to work.
  11. macs4nw macrumors 601


    I liked that part about the mouse trackball: "I thought you were good". Priceless!
  12. chriscrk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2011
    Planet Earth (?)
    I had never heard of him before! Maybe read his name in Steve's biography... But he seems great. I'll check that out, thank you! :)
  13. OAK77uk macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2012
    David Kelley on 60 Minutes

    Fascinating interview with 60 Minutes with an exceptional gentleman. Highly Recommended to watch this video. Would like to have downloaded this - a man I would have loved to have worked with and someone I would loved to have Interviewed for OAK77uk. Thanks MacRumour for posting this. Michael OAK77uk & on Twitter.
  14. Swampthing macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2004
    You said the wrong person had cancer....

    Please get the story correct!

    It was David Kelley who had the cancer NOT HIS WIFE as you say in the article. That's what the 60 minutes segment says. They even talk about how his cancer is now in remission.

    Might seem like a minor point to you, but I doubt if he or his family read any of this, they aren't too enthused by the incredible error made by MacRumors...
  15. ConCat macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    In an ethereal plane of existence.
    Thank goodness we don't have to deal with AT&T when activating our iPhones anymore.
  16. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

    Drunken Master

    Jul 19, 2011
    Just got around to watching this, great stuff.
  17. rahim macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2013
    web development as an industry

    Since the mid-1990s, web development has become one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.[citation needed] In 1995 the United States had fewer than 1,000 web-development companies, but by 2005 there were over 30,000 such companies[citation needed]. The growth of this industry is being pushed by large businesses wishing to sell products and services to their customers and to automate business workflow.

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