When kath is blogging

Thoughts on “good design”

Posted in Uncategorized by Katharine on August 20, 2011

One of my favorite things to do on a train is to read, and recently I love reading feedly through my beloved HTC phone. This morning, I came across an article from the blog of 2Modern.com talking about “What is good design?

This question is always fun and inspiring to think of. Because as you keep on thinking, examples of well designed stuff starts to appear in your head one after another. It’s just so nice to remember all those things that had wowed me and amazed me before.

Then, I looked at my Tweetdeck, and there’s a tweet from @2Modern asking their followers about what they think a good design is. Here is my answer:

I think good design roughly falls into 2 categories: The kind that makes your life easier, and the kind that makes it happier.

So far, that is how I identify good design. It could be some world changing (and life saving) idea such as the needle-free vaccination from IDEO; or it can simply be a spray bottle with wild fun pattern on from Pylones. It either makes our life easier and make this a better place to live, or it simply put a smile on our face.

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