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My favorite posts this week:
MIT’s Self-Assembling Table Could Change The Way You Build Ikea Furniture
Create Beautiful Specs With Ease
10 Things Designers Freaking Hate With a Passion
Being a designer is awesome. We get to make cool stuff in Photoshop and get paid for it. I think it’s pretty high on the list of cool ways to make a living. That being said, there are some things that tend to really bug us. And by that I mean they drive us insane and we tend to freak out a little when they come up. Here are ten such annoyances that I think will hit home with you.
Dieter Rams: 10 Principles for Good Design
Back in the late 1970s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him — “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.” Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design? As good design cannot be measured in a finite way he set about expressing the ten most important principles for what he considered was good design. Sometimes they are referred to as the ‘Ten commandments’.
Here they are.