Friday, January 7, 2011

Good Design

I've been thinking about good design for the past few months. Apple always seems like the best example of good design because of the simplicity, ease of use and rugged product designs.

I came across this article today about Dieter Rams, a product designer that has influenced many, including Apple.

Here are 10 principles of good design attributed to him:
  • Good design is innovative.

  • Good design makes a product useful.

  • Good design is aesthetic.

  • Good design helps us to understand a product.

  • Good design is unobtrusive.

  • Good design is honest.

  • Good design is durable.

  • Good design is consequent to the last detail.

  • Good design is concerned with the environment.

  • Good design is as little design as possible.

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