“A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist, and evolutionary strategist.” Buckminster Fuller
4-point Grid System
8-point Grid System
Usability as Design Framework
“The details are not the details. They make the design.” Charles Eames
Design isn't about simplicity. Nor is it about ease of use. In most scenarios, some friction is necessary especially in terms of safety and control. Design often embodies multiple strategies within a product, adding complexity and friction in some areas, while reducing friction and creating simplicity in others. Design is too complex to be boiling it down to just one word.