The Design Document

Good design is not only how it looks. It's also how it works and how it feels. The problem it solves. The people it is made for. Your design process should start with the fundamentals before fonts, shapes, and colors. Start your designs the right way — with a text document.

  • Kickstart your design work with helpful questions and suggestions.
  • Design at warp speed for high clarity by writing about the thing you want to design.
  • Ensure you make the right thing before making the thing right.
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The Design Document by Lukas Rathmann is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0