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My favorite posts this week:

MIT’s Self-Assembling Table Could Change The Way You Build Ikea Furniture

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Create Beautiful Specs With Ease

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10 Things Designers Freaking Hate With a Passion

Being a designer is awesome. We get to make cool stuff in Photoshop and get paid for it. I think it’s pretty high on the list of cool ways to make a living. That being said, there are some things that tend to really bug us. And by that I mean they drive us insane and we tend to freak out a little when they come up. Here are ten such annoyances that I think will hit home with you.

Things Designers Hate With a Passion

Dieter Rams: 10 Principles for Good Design

Back in the late 1970s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him — “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.” Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design? As good design cannot be measured in a finite way he set about expressing the ten most important principles for what he considered was good design. Sometimes they are referred to as the ‘Ten commandments’.

Here they are.

10 Principles for Good Design