When a Product Becomes Expensive and Foolish

Saturday, 6 April 2013

The test of the goodness of a thing is its fitness for use. If it fails on the first test, no amount of ornamentation or finish will make it any better; it will only make it more expensive, more foolish.

Frank Pick, who played a pivotal role in London Transport, on best design practice from way, way back in the day.

Taken from London Underground by Design, a book I'm currently immersed in.