It takes well over a year to design, execute, deliver, and ensure the proper implementation of the roughly 5,000 or so assets it takes to get a CS release out the door (we’re already thinking about CS7). Along the away, there are innumerable institutional, technological, and political hurdles to overcome. It can be daunting, but we do everything we can to get it made with as few design compromises as possible.
Adobe explains the design process and thinking of their new CS6 branding. For me the Indesign’s splash screen is atrocious, it’s like some drawing errors. Why can’t Adobe settle with something like CS3–CS4 splash screen, it’s elegant and easy on the eyes. These applications are already complex as they were, why further complicate the apps start-up experience with these splash screens? Also please put inner-shadow on Illustrator CS7, thanks beforehand Adobe.
(via Shawn Blanc)