After the unusual appointment of Jony Ive as the 6th most influential person in the automotive technology industry and the honorary title at the University of Cambridge, * the guy * from Apple designs reappears in the spotlight.
At the annual Encaenia graduation ceremony, which takes place at Oxford University, Ive was awarded a honorary doctorate, being considered a science doctor.
Sir Jonathan Ive is Apple’s design director and designer for the iMac, PowerBook, iBook, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and MacBook. Six of his products appeared in a permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2012, he received the San Francisco MoMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2013 he was awarded a badge of the Blue Peter program. His other awards include an inaugural medal (1999) and a Benjamin Franklin medal (2014) at Royal Society of Arts, the first designer of the year award Design Museum London (2003), that of president of Design and Art Direction (D&AD) and also a medal for president of Royal Academy of Engineering (both in 2005), in addition to the product design award from Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (2007). In 2012, D&AD named the Apple team under Sir Jonathan as the best design studio for the past 50 years. He is also an honorary member of Royal Academy of Engineering.
In this ceremony, eight honorable figures were also awarded the title of honorary doctors, including filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, architect Kazuyo Sejima, among others.
It’s a title / tribute that never ends! ?