You’ve probably heard the phrase before. It’s a principle which originated in
architectural design, but has found its way into other design areas, like
industrial design or web design. The idea in itself is simple: your designs
should first and foremost relate to the products intended function or purpose.
How you interpret the phrase is another thing. Some talk about “form follow
function” from a philosophical point of view — that true beauty comes directly
from purity of function, whereas other talk about making design decisions based
on how the product should function, and that the aesthetics should play a
secondary role. In this article I’m going to talk about the latter (...)

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