Designing Apple Stores/Building Libraries
David sent me a very cool article about retail environment design -- highlighting the Apple stores... In VM+SD magazine, Anne Sidaro writes that Apple continues its branding by building spaces that are smart, stylish and CUSTOMER DRIVEN. I have visited Apple stores in Washington DC, Seattle and Chicago and they are all stimulating, fun and user-friendly, as is the staff.
Here's what Steve Jobs said the stores must be:
At Internet Librarian , I used the photo of the Apple store opening below to illustrate a point about "buildings" -- what does it take to build a library that has people lined up as they did on North Michigan Avenue to get in -- someone in the crowd told me that 20,000 people lined up to pass through the San Jose Public Library when it recently opened...WOW. Here's a press release.
Librarians: if you are planning a new building, take a look at your nearest Apple Store.... :-)
Posted: Thu - November 20, 2003 at 09:46 AM