Design principles are dead

Francesco Bertelli / filed under Design Principles

I hate design principles. Sure, they can be memorable like an equation (“Less is more”¹) or incisive as an oracle’s words (“Form follows function”²), but sometimes they just sound like tautologies (“Good design is innovative”³) that won’t help gauge design decisions. The more obscure, the more they are misused as an alibi to hide behind, […]

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