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WTHR

Dieter Rams' "10 Principles" forecast the weather in a new iPhone app

by Karen Day in Tech on 27 June 2012

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Taking a cue from Dieter Rams' legendary "10 Principles of Good Design", Miami-based designer David Elgena recently created a beautifully simple weather app. The aptly titled WTHR iPhone app may not be the most innovative with its ultra simple interface, but it certainly looks to a few other principles—namely good design is aesthetic, useful, unobtrusive and understandable.

Using little more than simple line art icons, the app tells you the current weather and the upcoming five-day forecast. Frequent travelers will also find the Fahrenheit to Celsius toggle button advantageous, which was also modeled after the streamlined switches Rams used on his products for Braun, like the TP 1 radio.

WTHR is available for download from iTunes for $1.

via Cult of Mac

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