What is Good Design? Dieter Rams Seems to Understand
Just saw this post on KevinRose.com Blogg. I wanted to share it.
I am impressed with the science and art of design. When done right, it stimulates all the senses; overall, it just makes "sense". All of us appreciate this, even on a subconscious level, but not everyone can create it. These talented people are what can make or break an idea.
"Good design should not dominate things; and not dominate people. It should help you" --Dieter Rams
Rams' ten principales to "good design"
- is innovative
- makes a product useful
- is aesthetic
- makes a product understandable
- is unobtrusive
- is honest
- is long-lasting
- is thorough down to the last detail
- is environmentally friendly
- is as little design as possible
"The spectacular things are not important. The unspectacular things will be important in the future" --Dieter Rams