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10 Principles of Good Design

Published 2009-09-10 @ 14:01

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(Picked this up at work yesterday. Good stuff.)

10 Principles of Good Design

  1. Good design is innovative.
  2. Good design makes a product useful.
  3. Good design is aesthetic.
  4. Good design helps us to understand a product.
  5. Good design is unobtrusive.
  6. Good design is honest.
  7. Good design is durable.
  8. Good design is consequent to the last detail.
  9. Good design is concerned with the environment.
  10. Good design is as little design as possible.

From Dieter Rams, the design force behind Braun in the 60s.

Rams’s motto:

“Weniger, aber besser.”
(“Less, but better.”)