25/02/2009

Good design in ten commandments

How to measure good design?
"As good design cannot be measured in a finite way Dieter Rams set about expressing the ten most important criteria for what he considered was good design. Subsequently they have become known as the ‘Ten commandments’. Here they are:"

- Good design is innovative;
- Good design makes a product useful;
- Good design is aesthetic;
- Good design helps a product to be understood;
- Good design is unobtrusive;
- Good design is honest;
- Good design is durable;
- Good design is thorough to the last detail;
- Good design is concerned with the environment;
- Good design is as little design as possible.


(published in Vitsoe)