What happens in the server room, stays in the server room
- Good design is innovative
- Good design makes a product useful
- Good design is aesthetic
- Good design makes a product understandable
- Good design is unobtrusive
- Good design is honest
- Good design is long lasting
- Good design is thorough, down to the last detail
- Good design is environmentally-friendly
- Good design is as little design as possible
I'm especially fond of #10. However, I'm surpised there's no statement along the lines of; "Good Design is thoroughly researched". I suppose it's inferred but perhaps there was less emphasis on ethnography when these ten were being considered.
For more on these, see the site I snagged them from: www.vitsoe.com
Ya gotta love the lemon:
Irimi Nage as only he can do it
I imagine when battery technology catches up in terms of duration this will be the future of superbikes if not all motor-bikes
I am a huge fan of Jonathan Ive's work and that of his team at Apple. However I have trouble buying Apple products as they've treated my custom so badly in the past. Whining aside, I want to know why in this age of Sustainability, Apple – a design leader, is so slow in adopting modular design. How many i-devices will litter landfill before they cop on? Why can't I buy an iPhone GvX (or whatever) and upgrade it to a GvX+1 by removing just part of its internal technology and replacing it with a snap in modular upgrade? I think I might know why. Greed. If they perpetuate our consumerist addiction for shiny new devices their stock is assured to grow and with it our materialism. So in essence, it's not Apple that needs to change – it's us. Like any well focused customer driven for profit organization they'll follow what we want. So, it only remains for ordinary people like you and I to speak up.
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