Exquisitely produced to reflect Dieter Rams' aesthetic philosophy, this book presents highlights from a forty-year career designing iconic consumer products that enhance our daily lives.
Author: Cees W. De Jong
Exquisitely produced to reflect Dieter Rams' aesthetic philosophy, this book presents highlights from a forty-year career designing iconic consumer products that enhance our daily lives. For decades, anyone who cared about product design looked to the Braun label when choosing their appliances, radios, and other consumer items. Now Dieter Rams, the guiding force behind the Braun look, breaks down his design principles and processes in this elegant book. Enumerating each of his ten principles such as good design is innovative; good design is aesthetic; good design is useful, etc., this book presents one hundred items that embody these guidelines. Readers will find items that are familiar such as the ubiquitous coffee grinder but also those that are more unusual such as shelving systems and cigarette lighters. A fascinating essay places Dieter Rams in the context of modern design, from Bauhaus to Philip Johnson. Archival materials include photos of Rams' design team and excerpts from his publications and speeches. The book closes with a chronological overview of design icons, categorized by function, that show the enormous breadth of Rams' vision. Taken together, these images and texts offer the most comprehensive overview of Dieter Rams' work to date and will serve as both a reference and an inspiration for anyone interested in how and why good design matters.
Dieter Rams is one of the most influential product designers of the twentieth century.
Author: Sophie Lovell
Publisher: Phaidon Press
" "Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design" – Dieter Rams. Dieter Rams’ life and work are indelibly linked to his thoughts about how people live, and how they can live better. Products he designed in the 1960s are still being produced and sold today – only one demonstration of the strength of his work. This comprehensive monograph covers both Rams’ life and his work, as well as his ideas on good design, which continue to inspire designers and consumers today. A personal foreword by Jonathan Ive evokes the influence that Rams has had on his own work and, by extention, the objects with which so many of us share our everyday lives. An introduction and an essay by Klaus Kemp tell the story of Rams’ early life, his training as an architect, and the intellectual context in which his ideas were developed. The next four chapters examine Rams' work and his life – which are more or less synonymous – in depth. This includes his role at Braun as well as the work he did for the furniture company Vitsoe. Each chapter includes sketches, prototypes, finished products and the marketing for those products, giving a complete picture of Rams’ work and its context. Two other chapters in this section present Rams’ own house, the only work of architecture that he completed, and examine the products he designed at the level of detail, a crucial aspect to his work. A further chapter examines Rams’ "ten commandments" of good design and his credo, "less but better", in the context of his role as head of design at Braun, and a final chapter explores his legacy in the work of contemporary designers including Naoto Fukasawa, Jonathan Ive, Sam Hecht, and Konstantin Grcic. This beautifully designed book includes a wide variety of visual material, including sketches and technical drawings, photographs of Rams’ work as well as his life, archival material from both Braun and Vitsoe, Ingeborg Rams’ subtle photographs and Vitsoe’s playful graphic design and advertising. This book will appeal not only to fans of Dieter Rams’ work, but to everyone drawn to the message behind his "ten commandments" of good design – which are really ideas about how we can all live better and more sustainable lives. "
Design for sustainable change Sustainability and design good do sustainable
design Dieter Rams' ten principles for good design (right) In the early 1980s, the
celebrated product and furniture designer Dieter Rams asked himself the
Author: Anne Chick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Design for Sustainable Change explores how design thinking and design-led entrepreneurship can address the issue of sustainability. It discusses the ways in which design thinking is evolving and being applied to a much wider spectrum of social and environmental issues, beyond its traditional professional territory. The result is designers themselves evolving, and developing greater design mindfulness in relation to what they do and how they do it. This book looks at design thinking as a methodology which, by its nature, considers issues of sustainability, but which does not necessarily seek to define itself in those terms. It explores the gradual extension of this methodology into the larger marketplace and the commercial and social implications of such an extension.
Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design Good design is innovative: The
possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological
development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But
Author: Michael Salmond
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This book will help you design media that engages, entertains, communicates and 'sticks' with the audience. Packed with examples of groundbreaking interactive design, this book provides a solid introduction to the principles of interactive communication and detailed case studies from world-leading industry experts. The Fundamentals of Interactive Design takes you step by step through each stage of the creative process – from inspiration to practical application of designing interfaces and interactive experiences. With a visually engaging and exciting layout this book is an invaluable overview of the state of the art and the ongoing evolution of digital design, from where it is now to where it's going in the future.
Rather, the book explores the ideas, criteria, and methods behind Rams's creations and reveals how a shifting culture of product manufacturing gave rise to universal design benchmarks.
Author: Dieter Rams
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
The new edition of the benchmark work originally published by the Dieter and Ingeborg Rams Foundation and Jo Klatt. Less but Better does not set out to be a complete documentation of Dieter Rams's body of work, nor does it claim to tell the full story of the company Braun. Rather, the book explores the ideas, criteria, and methods behind Rams's creations and reveals how a shifting culture of product manufacturing gave rise to universal design benchmarks.
Part of Rams's enduring legacy is his ten principles for good design,12 which are
rooted in his deep industrial design ... of his landmark designs for Braun .13
During an interview with Gary Hustwit for his 2009 film Objectified, Dieter Rams
Author: Simon King
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
With the coming flood of connected products, many UX and interaction designers are looking into hardware design, a discipline largely unfamiliar to them. If you’re among those who want to blend digital and physical design concepts successfully, this practical book helps you explore seven long-standing principles of industrial design. Two present and former design directors at IDEO, the international design and innovation firm, use real-world examples to describe industrial designs that are sensorial, simple, enduring, playful, thoughtful, sustainable, and beautiful. You’ll learn how to approach, frame, and evaluate your designs as they extend beyond the screen and into the physical world. Sensorial: create experiences that fully engage our human senses Simple: design simple products that provide overall clarity in relation to their purpose Enduring: build products that wear well and live on as classics Playful: use playful design to go beyond functionality and create emotional connections Thoughtful: observe people’s struggles and anticipate their needs Sustainable: design products that reduce environmental impact Beautiful: elevate the experience of everyday products through beauty
 13.9.2 Dieter Rams Ten Principles of “Good Design” Bauhaus and
functionalism has been a powerful inspiration to designers. Dieter Rams, as the
successor to this design movement, is considered to be one of the most
Author: Kurt Gaubinger
Category: Business & Economics
Marketplace complexity and dynamics create an environment that increases the uncertainty of innovation activities. In this context systematic management of innovation and product management are increasingly important for company success. This book presents the fundamentals of innovation and product management and introduces the reader to a holistic process model with particular focus on innovation and uncertainty. This integrated consideration of innovation management and product innovation within an interdisciplinary approach represents a unique characteristic of this book. The book is designed to address the needs of managers who want a practical but well-researched guide to innovation and product management. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students would also find the chapters in this book particularly useful.
Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Design Museum, London, November 18, 2009 - March 7, 2010 and at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, May 22 - September 5, 2010, before moving on to the Delim Contemporary Art ...
Author: Klaus Klemp
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
Category: Industrial design
Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Design Museum, London, November 18, 2009 - March 7, 2010 and at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, May 22 - September 5, 2010, before moving on to the Delim Contemporary Art Museum in Seoul from December 17, 2010 - March 27,2011 and to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from August 27, 2011 - February 20, 2012.
( See Exhibit 3 , “ The Principles of Braun's Corporate Identity . ” ) In Rams '
COMPANY BACKGROUND : BRAUN BY DESIGN EXHIBIT 2 Ten Principles of Good Design Braun AG began as a family - owned radio and small appliance
Author: Robert A. Burgelman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Category: High technology industries
Burgelman, Maidique, and Wheelwright have written the market leading text for a course in technology and innovation. This text covers the latest research by using a combination of text, readings, and cases. Based on reviewer response to a survey, the authors have updated many of the cases and instructors found outdated or lacking. As in the current edition, the book has a strong case foundation at Harvard and Stanford. Classic cases such as Claire McCloud have been kept, while newer cases such as Intel Corporation in 1999 have been added. There is also a strong set of readings from sources such as Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, and Sloan Management Review.
HIS SPARTAN LOOK IS THE ESSENCE OF BRAUN For Dieter Hams, design
should be unobtrusive—"like a butler' Rams and raior. ... At Braun, good design is
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Braun ' s 10 Principles of Good Design 1 . Good design is innovative 2 . Good design enhances the usefulness of a product 3 . Good design is aesthetic 4 . Good design displays the logical structure of a product ; its form follows its
function 5 .
Author: Margaret Bruce
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited
Category: Business & Economics
Trends indicate that design expertise is increasingly outsourced by companies, therefore effective management of design alliances is important to commercial success. This book examines how companies can manage design and creativity successfuly.
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Author: Kim B. Clark
Category: Business & Economics
Argues that a company's capability to conceive and design quality prototypes and bring a variety of products to market more quickly than its competitors is increasingly the focal point of competition. The authors present principles for developing speed and efficiency.
Based on the 10 principles of good design by Dieter Rams this book discovers the roots of Limburg's top design of the last 25 years.
Author: Veerle Windels
Based on the 10 principles of good design by Dieter RamsAn overview of 25 years of design featuring Martin Margiela, Raf Simons, Dirk Bikkembergs and with contributions by Jesse Brouns, Veerle Windels, Hettie Judah, Virginia Tassinari, Nik Baerten Despite its limited number of inhabitants and rather small surface, the Belgian province of Limburg has a great number of designers with an international reputation. Based on the 10 principles of good design by Dieter Rams this book discovers the roots of Limburg's top design of the last 25 years. With famous names such as Martin Margiela, Raf Simons, Bram Boo, Dieter Bikkembergs and Pieter Stockmans but also unknown or almost invisible design. Text in English and Dutch.
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A foundational yet practical approach to UX that delivers more creative, collaborative, holistic, and mature design solutions, regardless of your background or experience About This Book Improve your UX design awareness and skills Gain ...
Author: Scott Faranello
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
A foundational yet practical approach to UX that delivers more creative, collaborative, holistic, and mature design solutions, regardless of your background or experience About This Book Improve your UX design awareness and skills Gain greater confidence to know when you have delivered a “good” UX design Learn by example using a book designed by a UX mind for a UX mind Who This Book Is For This book is written for the beginner as well as the experienced UX practitioner, regardless of team size, company size, or job title. It is also intended for anyone with an interest in UX, engages with UX, is involved in any way in interactive problem solving and design, or simply wants to learn more about what we do, how we do it, and why those in the UX field are so passionate about wanting to do it better. What You Will Learn Awaken your UX mind and dispel the myths of non-UX thinkers Create the six optimal conditions for your best ideas to appear Identify and incorporate the ten design principles found in all good UX design Develop a broader understanding of Information Architecture (IA) to better engage, guide, and inform Develop a fundamental understanding of patterns and the properties that create them Raise your level of UX maturity with a strategy that transforms your approach to problem solving and helps others understand the true value of your work Utilize important tools of the UX trade that never go out of style Increase your knowledge of UX, incorporate valuable ideas and insights into your work, and look at design from a very unique perspective In Detail Written in an easy-to-read style, this book provides real-world examples, a historical perspective, and a holistic approach to design that will ground you in the fundamental essentials of interactive design, allow you to make more informed design decisions, and increase your understanding of UX in order to reach the highest levels of UX maturity. As you will see, UX is more than just delighting customers and users. It is also about thinking like a UX practitioner, making time for creativity, recognizing good design when you see it, understanding Information Architecture as more than just organizing and labeling websites, using design patterns to influence user behavior and decision making, approaching UX from a business perspective, transforming your client's and company's fundamental understanding of UX and its true value, and so much more. This book is an invaluable resource of knowledge, perspective, and inspiration for those seeking to become better UX designers, increase their confidence, become more mature design leaders, and deliver solutions that provide measurable value to stakeholders, customers, and users regardless of project type, size, and delivery method. Style and approach An in-depth, easy to read, and entertaining journey into and through the world of UX using real-world examples, thoughtful illustrations, and engaging quotes to inspire and explain fully the how and why of UX in a practical and impactful way and used immediately in your own work.
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