seven +/- two

design manifesto

turning point




design manifesto

Seven +/- two , non-exhaustive considerations:

  1. One good designer will design a better product than three great designers who can't agree.
  2. A diverse team, aligned through debate will make an even better product.
  3. You are not done, until you have removed everything possible.
  4. Adding unneeded features is an aggressive act of reverse vandalism.
  5. Icons are meant to be recognized, not read.
  6. Always ask, "what would possess a user to know what they should do next"?
  7. Happy teams make happy designs. The converse is also true.
  8. At the end of the day - there are things that need to be created & manipulated, collections of things which need to be located & shared. That is all.
  9. Screen real estate belongs to the user - not the designer. So be polite.