Thursday, December 17, 2015

Design & Company Cultures (Apple vs. Google)

Bob Baxley on Apple and Pinterest, company cultures, and the designer shortage - O'Reilly Radar

"...although Apple really dominates the product culture of technology, certainly in Silicon Valley potentially globally, it’s really the Google culture that dominates how companies work.

By that I mean, a culture of engineering-centric, ship fast, let’s fix stuff, intense incrementalism based on metrics and experimentation, which is very different from how Apple works, at least in the time I was there, where it was much more deterministic. I think the difference maybe has to do with the business models, where Apple is creating a product that they’re going to sell and somebody has to pay money for."