Monday, March 2, 2009

Good Design

Apparently Apple's Jonathan Ive finds inspiration in Ten Rules of Good Design enumerated by Dieter Rams.

These rules are useful for software designers to consider, too. Here are the headlines. Follow the link for interesting details on each.

Dieter Ram's Ten Rules 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

There are some interesting interviews with Jonathan Ive available at YouTube, too. Here's an excellent one such.

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