is good design still long lasting?

 

In 2018, a time defined so much by digital media and an obsessive process of iteration, one begs the question: is good design still long lasting? Can digital products be designed to endure the test of time?

 
 
 Netscape Navigator 1994 and Google Chrome 2018 (24 years). URL input bar, prominent navigation controls, back/forward linear navigation.

Netscape Navigator 1994 and Google Chrome 2018 (24 years). URL input bar, prominent navigation controls, back/forward linear navigation.

 Google 1997 and 2018 (21 years). Big logo (with same color scheme), prominent search bar, I’m Feeling Lucky.

Google 1997 and 2018 (21 years). Big logo (with same color scheme), prominent search bar, I’m Feeling Lucky.

 Mac OS 1984 and 2018 (34 years). Grid of icons, layered windows, cursor, desktop metaphor, omnipresent menu bar.

Mac OS 1984 and 2018 (34 years). Grid of icons, layered windows, cursor, desktop metaphor, omnipresent menu bar.

 
 

I think the answer is self evident. Thanks for reading.

Posted from London at 11:32 AM GMT, 10/28/2018

 
Andrew Lee