What is Good Design?

Good design will out live fashions and doesn’t seem to “age”. Why is this?
Can good design be quantified?
Can anyone define what good design is or is it all just personal taste?
There are obviously things that look good or pleasing to most people ie a Jaguar motor car.

How can this be applied to web design?


I can see how that would annoy me. Alot.

Don’t Arabic (maybe other foreign-language) sites have scrollbars on the other side?

I think a good site should simply help me find whatever I am there looking for :slight_smile:

I personally would be distracted, if only for a few seconds, which would make my goal harder to achieve.