Ten Principles For Good Design

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Design to be considered a good design it needs to have an impression to the people intended for. Among the significant contributions to the world made was the ten principles of good design that Dieter Rams formulated, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design?

  1. Good design is innovative.
  2. Good design makes a product useful.
  3. Good design is aesthetic.
  4. Good design makes a product understandable.
  5. Good design is unobtrusive.
  6. Good design is honest.
  7. Good design is long-lasting.
  8. Good design is thorough down to the last detail.
  9. Good design is environmentally friendly.
  10. Good design is as little design as possible.

Dieter Rams


606 Universal Shelving System

Designed by Dieter Rams in 1960 and made by Vitsœ ever since


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