Polytechnic

The personal brain-dump of Garrett Coakley

Good design

Dieter Rams' principles of good design:

  • 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.
  • Back to purity, back to simplicity.

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of these things.