While there are many definitions of good design, and many opinions on what good design means, the 10 Principles of Good Design by Dieter Rams is generally the most universally agreed upon set of rules that can serve as a good definition of good design. Here they are:
This is one of my favorite talks. The last 5 minutes inspire you to go out there and build things, and might have inspired me back in 2012 when I graduated to stick to building things over other pursuits.
This is one of the best collection of Design & Art Documentaries - I love watching a new one whenever I'm stuck. Some of my favorites include Helvetica, Objectified and the ones on Eames and Lella & Massimo Vignelli.
As the iPhone turns 10, an interesting read on what some of the most prominent designers and researchers, ranging from the legendary Don Norman, to then-Frog chief creative officer Mark Rolston, to UX designer Loren Brichter (who worked on the top secret project fresh out of school), have to say about the original iPhone and its evolution over the decade.
The Beginning of your Design Career – Julie Zhuo (Medium)
A lot of great advice packed into a small post. Julie Zhuo from Facebook is one of the best people in the design industry to listen to if you want to improve your craft. Her publication on Medium (The Year of the Looking Glass) is full of some of the best pieces writing on design. Check out her latest piece.
This 100-Year-Old Dutch Movement Shaped Web Design Today
Every product we touch or use is the outcome of a design—and we’re increasingly surrounding ourselves with digital design. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of a Dutch art movement that has had a worldwide impact: De Stijl.
A very interesting read on the De Stijl art movement and its influence on today's digital design