Back in the early 1980s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him – “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colors 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 as the ‘Ten commandments’.) […]
Ten principles for good design:
- 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
Now I am baffled:
Leaving out innovation and aesthetic or even thorough down to the last detail I ask myself…
- Is iOS 7 frosted glass effect useful?
- Is iOS 7 frosted glass effect unobtrusive?
- Is iOS 7 frosted glass effect honest?
- Is iOS 7 frosted glass effect long-lasting?
- Is iOS 7 frosted glass effect environmentally-friendly?
- Is iOS 7 frosted glass effect as little design as possible?
I think NO!
Why do I blog this? I think iOS 7 frosted glass effect ist no good design. And I am on a crusade to prove it since the first pictures of this fancy stuff appeared on Apple’s website.