Dieter Rams asked himself: what makes a design a good design? His answer was formulated in 10 statements that together make the basis for a well designed product. We are linking to the German version, because this is the original language Dieter Rams used. Feel free to switch it to the EU version if it is hard to read.
Timo de Rijk, director of Design Museum Den Bosch and professor at TU Delft and Leiden University, explains 4 ideas that illustrate how designers should work together on big projects to deal with critical issues that the world faces today.
Mike Monteiro, co-founder and design director of interactive design studio Mule Design, elaborates on the ethics of design.
The original blog post of Tim Urban’s viral TED talk about how a procrastinator’s brain works.
Learn about the head of design at Braun and one of the most influential industrial designers of the late 20th century.
Dieter Rams is briefly featured in Genius of Design I
A chapter of the Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design on the Heritage (aka history) of participatory design.
A timeline of the history of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, divided in six eras with their specific attributes. When reading this, try to focus on the tension between science and practice instead of the details. Still, if you want to learn the names mentioned, it could help you understand why some of our rooms have certain names. Also: did you know we currently have a grandchild of Truijen in our Bachelor?
Text by Timo de Rijk and visual material by Carlita Kooman.
The Wall Street Journal dives into how TikTok customizes your feed to create the seemingly uncanny accuracy of the app’s recommendation algorithm.
Wired Magazine provides an excerpt from the book User Friendly by Cliff Kuang with Robert Fabricant. It tells the tale of how experimental psychologist Paul Fitts was brought into the Air Force to research recurring crashes in the B-17 Flying Fortress. Instead of “pilot error,” he saw what he called, for the first time, “designer error.”