How do the Design Philosophies of Apple, Microsoft, and Google Differ?

ROFL 02-06-2015

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While the companies have some similarities in terms of what they make, their design philosophies differ tremendously. Have a look at the infographic below for a detailed breakdown of just where the companies differ from one another, and where they see some design overlap.

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  1. Luide Kakembo
    June 3, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Apple, Google and Microsoft; each with they similar yet very distinctive products, and all equally deserving of respect in their own right.