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Former Apple Design Gurus Criticize Apple’s Current Designs

If you’ve ever found yourself stymied in trying to use Apple’s current apps, a Fast Company article by design gurus Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini lays out some of the mistakes Apple is making.

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