Chief of Apple's human interface group talks about attention to detail in the Apple Watch

Dye praised the care and attention of the human interface group working on the Apple Watch, pointing out just how much work they put into the faces. For faces focusing on nature, such as blooming flowers, a butterfly, or a jellyfish, the team used photography, not CGI, to animate the movements on those faces, according to Wired:

"We shot all this stuff," Dye says, "the butterflies and the jellyfish and the flowers for the motion face, it's all in-camera. And so the flowers were shot blooming over time. I think the longest one took us 285 hours, and over 24,000 shots."

Dye also noted how much effort went into even seemingly-simple elements like the Apple Watch's fitness rings. The rings, which display the daily activity of the wearer, are the result of a year of design iteration.

You can read the full interview with Dye at Wired at the link below.

Source: Wired

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