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10 Principles of Good Design

Dieter Rams, who i consider one the greatest product designers ever asked the following questions: "is my design good design?" Back in the 80's he was concerned about the current status of design and the importance of his role in the design world, for the world was having " an impenetrable confusion of forms, colors and nosies." He set what he considered the ten most important principles for good design - known by some as the 'Ten Commandments of Good Design' 

Here they are.. 

1. Good Design is innovative.

2. Good Design makes a product useful. 

3. Good Design is aesthetic.

4. Good Design makes a product understandable. 

5. Good Design is unobtrusive. 

6. Good Design is honest. 

7. Good Design is long-lasting. 

8. Good Design is thorough down to the last detail.

9. Good Design is environmentally-friendly. 

10. Good Design is as little design as possible. 

"Less but better–because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity." 

Dieter Rams 

 

Source: Vitsoe

 

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