Design is all around us, whether in the physical products that we handle or the digital interfaces that we scroll, swipe and press. Martin ruminates on the importance of transparency and honesty in the design of interfaces, drawing on the work of Scolari and Mumford, along with Rams’s design principles.
- Second Law of the Interface: Interfaces are not transparent by Carlos. A Scolari
- Rams by Gary Hustwit
- Dieter Rams’s 10 Principles for Good Design
- Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford on Wikipedia
- Skeuomorph on Wikipedia
- Apple’s leather Calendar app and retro Podcasts app (the latter of which was interestingly based on Dieter Rams’s design for the TG 60 player/recorder at Braun—digital, functionalist skeuomorphism!)