With such heated debate in recent times around SEPP 65 in New South Wales and Western Australia, and the proposed Apartment Design Guidelines in Victoria, the big question is: what is good design?

How do we quantify good design? Who defines what is good design and what is poor design? In the 1980s, Deister Rams, considered to be one of the world’s greatest designers, created the 10 principles of good design as he was concerned that the world of design was starting to…