Dieter Rams' Ten Principles Of Good Design Explained
Writers and Illustrators provide responses to Rams' simple list of principles on what good design is considered to be.
Dieter Rams, is the iconic German product designer who's work for Braun in the 1960's many credit to influencing the sleek and minimal design language used by Apple today. In 1995, Rams wrote a brief list of principles that he saw as being the elements of good design. The list, much like his design work is not filled with extraneous detail.
For their Journal of Design and Culture, the team at Inksie sent out one of Rams' principles to a writer and an illustrator to add some current context to what good design is. Over the last two months, they have been featuring the responses. Last week the project wrapped up with the posting of the last essay and illustration. You can read the entire series here.