Well-Designed Interfaces Look Boring(medium.com)

5 years ago from Matthew Ström, Design Lead at Bitly

  • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    Good design gets the job done.

    Here's a short list of well-designed but boring designs stationed right on my desk:

    • The desk lamp which is effective at shining light at my notebook to make writing better.
    • the pencil, one of the most simplest and versatile writing utensils that promotes sketching ideas which leads to improved design thinking.
    • the notebook, an easy way to keep multiple sheets of paper anywhere so that if I ever get an idea, I can quickly note it down.

    These items work extremely effectively at making my life better, but I don't see why they should entertain me for its own sake.

    3 points