Defining good design

An attempt to deconstruct what ‘good’ means

What we mean by design

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs

The Intricate Anatomy Of UX Design, Dan Saffer 2008

How others define good design

10 principles for good design

Photo, Interaction Design Foundation
Jacinta’s chair by a team from Accenture The Dock, Amazon and Design Partners. A piece of furniture with discreetly embedded technology and voice controls, it’s a great example of ‘as little design as possible’ in action.

10 usability heuristics for user interface design

Additional examples

Why does good matter?

Defining good design

Design Director at Fjord Dublin

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