Apple’s Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive, has been awarded honorary science doctorate by England’s Oxford University. Ive has designed iMac, PowerBook, iBook, iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook and Apple Watch.
The honorary degree was awarded at Encaenia, the annual degree ceremony of the prestigious university.
Jony Ive Bestowed Upon Honorary Science Doctorate by England’s Oxford University
“Sir Jonathan Ive is Chief Design Officer of Apple Inc and designer of the iMac, PowerBook, iBook, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and MacBook. Six of his products appear in the permanent collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In 2012, he received San Francisco MoMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2013 he was awarded a gold Blue Peter Badge.”
“His others accolades include an Inaugural Medal (1999) and Benjamin Franklin Medal (2004) of the Royal Society of Arts, the Design Museum London’s first Designer of the Year award (2003), the Design and Art Direction (D&AD) President’s Award and the Royal Academy of Engineering’s President’s Medal (both 2005), and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Product Design Award (2007).”
“In 2012, D&AD named Sir Jonathan’s team at Apple the Best Design Studio of the past 50 years. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.”
Jony Ive is widely considered to be one of the most skilled tech designers in the world. He is also believed to be creating the design of the upcoming Apple Car, which is supposed to be launched by 2020.
Whether it’s the fabulous design of iPod, Mac or the recently launched Apple Watch, Ive’s creativity has won plenty of accolades. No wonder, the former Apple CEO Steve Jobs used to be very fond of his excellence.
As there is already a lot of curiosity about Apple Car, it would be interesting to see what sort of design the electric car would have.
Oxford University established in 1096 is one of the oldest educational institutes in the world. Along with Cambridge, it’s the most renowned university in the UK.