In addition to the BraunPrize 2009 (http://www.braunprizeblog.com) jury session I’ve participated in I came across this article today that is touching several issues that rushed through my mind yesterday as well.
But the question of what is ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is not restricted to design as such since similar to design everything we judge takes place in a ‘context’. And as such it may not be ‘Design’ that might be misplaced, but it’s simply the wrong context. Still I do acknowledge that there are certain rules to be respected what ‘Good Design’ is comprising and the links at the end of the article offer some good criteria.
Nevertheless raving about these issues again confirms my perception that it’s not so much the ‘definitions’ that push us further, but rather accepting the ‘continuum’ on which things take place … this is worth a chart to be developed. Stay tuned!