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July 03, 2012

WTHR: Weather app inspired by Dieter Rams' 10 principles of design.


Based on Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles of Design, WTHR is a sleek new weather app that’s definitely worth a look (and a $.99 download). It is the work of David Elgena, who created a single-screen experience that "will complement your life, not complicate it." In other words, it is as little design as possible (to name just one of Rams’ principles).

The ten most important principles for what Dieter Rams considered good design:

Good design is innovative.
Good design makes a product useful.
Good design is aesthetic.
Good design makes a product understandable.
Good design is unobtrusive.
Good design is honest.
Good design is long-lasting.
Good design is thorough down to the last detail.
Good design is environmentally friendly.
Good design is as little design as possible.


This is a beautifully designed app but unfortunately it has a lot of bugs and several bad reviews in the app store.

Good Design is Stimulating

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