Design Should Not Dominate People. It Should Help People

I can listen to Dieter Rams talking about anything for hours. However, from this new and fascinating seven minute video, I would like to focus on the quote above. Watch it in context and enjoy:

Here is the other quote I also find applicable to the current situation:

I had to do really normal things to help the engineers.

Perhaps some of Dieter Rams' fans should stop and ponder the two quotes above. Just for a little while, mind you. After all, while sometimes they could make big mistakes, most of the time they take Rams' principles to near perfection.

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