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You may not know her name, but you know her work: Susan Kare is the woman who designed the original Mac icon and has designed thousands of icons for a great many other clients. While armchair quarterback designers have been quick to offer their negative opinions about the new icons in iOS 7,  iOnApple‘s Yoni Heisler decided to ask someone who knows a thing or two about what makes for good icon design.

Generally a good direction–am a fan of simple, meaningful symbols that fill a space, such as Music and Weather. It’s better — more iconic, less illustrative.