The Head of Design for Google Hardware Talks Hardware

Google’s Hardware division extends beyond the industrial design of their many products like the Pixel and Google Home, and into the realm of voice-activated assistants, user-experience design for phones and more. The division’s Head of Design, overseeing roughly 100 team members, happens to be Ivy Ross. Once a jewelry designer who shifted to fashion and then kids’ toys, Ross doesn’t believe that design (or even beauty) is subjective. She also explains to Cultured Mag that technology “should enable you to be more yourself,” and not the other way around. That tidbit and more can be found in the magazine’s profile of the designer, which is peppered with facts like “heavy phone-users swipe their finger across their phone over 5,000 times a day.”