What is Good Design?

Good design is subjective and can't necessarily be measured. However Dieter Rams attempted to express what he believed to be the most important principles for design.

Here is a brief overview:

  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

These principles have become iconic and have inspired designers across the world - an ethos that inspires terraspore.