Art, Architecture, and Design

Principles of Bad Design

I will make myself a poster for my work area of Dieter Ram’s Principles of Good Design. It’s a great reminder to know how to design things.

However, I personally learn more when I’m told what NOT to do. Has anyone ever made a list of Principles of Bad Design? What are the main guidelines on how NOT to design things? I think that this is where designers should start. Ask ourselves first, “what should I not do while designing this product?”

Bad design is everywhere. By analyzing what isn’t working with a certain product we can make it better. How can we innovate if we don’t know what’s wrong right?


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