The Dark Side of Minimalist Design: Reviewing Dieter Rams’ Iconic 10 Principles

Dieter Rams is one of the most influential industrial designers to ever live. Even if you don’t know who he is, you probably use products that were inspired by his thinking everyday. He wrote the Ten Principles for Good Design, and they’re basically like the design bible. Designers must never question them. So that’s exactly what we’re going to do now.

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0:00 Intro
1:00 Do These Principles Work?
1:43 Good Design is Honest??
5:07 Good Design Is As Little Design As Possible??
7:39 The Dark Side of Minimalism
8:31 Good Design is Environmentally Friendly
8:49 Good Design is Thorough??
10:47 Good Design is Long Lasting??
12:44 Good Design is Unobtrusive??
14:15 Good Design is Understandable
14:48 Good Design is Useful??
16:10 Good Design is Innovative??
16:51 Vitsoe and Dieter Rams
17:27 The Only Principles You Need

All content written and edited by John Mauriello. John Mauriello has been working professionally as an industrial designer since 2010. He is an Adjunct Professor of industrial design at California College of the Arts.

Product Design, Industrial Design, Ten Principles for Good Design, Minimalism, Minimalist
Web design
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