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					          What is Good Design?

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
             Design is how it works.”
                     Steve Jobs
            What is Good Design?

“Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as
       best to accomplish a particular purpose”
                      Charles Eames
        What is Good Design?

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the
unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
                 Hans Hofmann
            What is Good Design?

“If a site is perfectly usable but it lacks an elegant and
           appropriate design style, it will fail.”
                       Curt Cloninger
          What is Good Design?

“Taking the Ordinary and Making it Extraordinary”
                  Debbie Travis
What is Good Design?




  it can't be well designed if it doesn't do
              something useful

                          1. What it Does
What is Good Design?

          function is seldom enough, it
             has to look good too!




                    2. How it Looks
 What is Good Design?

  realizing the
potential of new
     things




                   3. What’s New?
What is Good Design?



             so easy to work you don’t
            need an instruction manual



                   4. How it Works
What is Good Design?
  How can we consider
   something to be well
 designed unless we feel
confident about the way it
 was designed and made,
 and will be eventually be
       disposed of?


                             5. Guilt
             Watch Out!!!!!!


           In design there is often the
failure to separate innovation from renovation
You were asked to bring a small item that you like.
Why do you like it?
How about that remote control? Do you like it? Why or Why not?
What is your favorite magazine?

DISCUSSION
Take a magazine that you have not seen and probably never pick up to
read.
Look through that magazine and find a concept that you could apply to
your website.
Saying I don’t like it and can’t find a concept is not an option.

ASSIGNMENT
How does your site stack up?

9 ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES FOR GOOD
WEB DESIGN
                   Resources
• http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/09/arts/design9.
  php
• http://www.paulgraham.com/taste.html
• http://id.bobulate.com/readings/gooddesign.pdf
• http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/9-e
• http://www.chi-
  athenaeum.org/gdesign/index.htmlssential-principles-
  for-good-web-design/
• http://www.digital-
  web.com/articles/principles_and_elements_of_design/
• http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/gdesign/index.html

				
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