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design principles

What are Design Principles? Design Principles are a set of considerations that form the basis of any good product. Why use them? Design Principles help teams with decision making. A few simple principles or constructive questions will guide your team towards making appropriate decisions.

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Ron Arad Eyewear

It took Arad two years to agree to the commission and when he did, it was with the goal of improving functionality, rather than fashion. “How do you free people from the tyranny of the hinge?,”

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The Moving Forest

Dutch architects NL created a forest of 100 trees planted in shopping trolleys at the Urban Play event in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which ended 2009.

design : Urban :

Don’t let people park for free

Parking influences the way cities look, and how people travel around them, more powerfully than almost anything else

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Ecological Designs

Ecologic Designs is an industry leader in transforming recycled, upcycled, repurposed and renewed materials into custom bags and accessories, built in the USA.

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Design Systems

Lessons learned — first 3 years building a design system - Things we learned when we built the City of Gothenburg’s design system and component framework

copywriting : design : graphic : web :

Shopify style guide

Writing for a grade 7 reading level doesn’t mean dumbing content down. It’s about making sure language is straightforward and communicates concepts as efficiently as possible.

copywriting : design : graphic :

William H Whyte: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

This highly influential film in architecture and planning circles by William H. Whyte analyzes the success and failures of urban spaces. Observing the natural order of spaces and the way people move through them, Whyte provides an intuitive critique of urban spaces and ways these spaces can be improved.

architecture : design : Urban :

Irvine Harper

During his near two-decade reign as design director at the Nelson Office, Irving Harper put his mark on Herman Miller, not only by creating the company’s now famous logo, but also by embodying an ethos of total design.

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8 Design Principles

Most designers have a set of principles upon which they loosely base their work. Dieter Rams, famously, had 10. But how often do you satisfy all of these tenets of your practice at once? Once in a while, if you’re lucky.

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