Good Design — No Good Design

dieter_ramsI found this nice post about „Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design“:

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:

  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

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.

Weltwetter-Globus in 3D

Zu finden ist das tolle Teil das sogar Animationen beherrscht bei http://earth.nullschool.net/ auf der Webseite.

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Forecast IO

Nicht weniger beeindruckend ist http://forecast.io/ in dieser Hinsicht.

forecast_io_3d

Why do I blog this? Das ist einer der wenigen wirklich coolen Wettergloben im Web. Da ich die sammle wie Briefmarken… kommen da bald welche dazu… wer also welche kennt, bitte ich um Hinweise…

Balkonbilder

Ich hab mal das Mikroskop auf ein paar Grünpflanzen bei mir auf dem Balkon gehalten. Sind ein paar schöne Bilder bei rausgekommen.

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Why do I blog this? Reine Prokrastination vor unangenehmen Arbeiten. Achso, Lizenz ist: „Wenn du es kopierst und kommerziell verwendest verklage ich Dich auf Urheberrechtsverletzung.“ i.e. siehe unten am Blogende.