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:

INNOVATIVE
STYLISH
BEAUTIFUL
SMART DESIGN
FORWARD THINKING
CUSTOMER DRIVEN

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      


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