What is good design? Well, it depends who you ask.
In the words of UX Researcher Izzie Zahorian, “Oftentimes, coming into contact with good design makes me question whether something has been designed at all.” Not too far from the Ramsian doctrine that states good design is “as little design as possible.”
But what is good, really? And good for who? And what do the objects we uphold as paragons of design say about us? We spoke with designers, researchers, and others responsible for the user experience across Google products about what they consider to be good design. From corn cob skewers to a deck of playing cards—we’ll let their responses speak for themselves.