Sony PS-F5

April 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Of similar generation to the Sony radio I posted a while back, the Sony PS-F5 shares it’s sculptural beauty and classic Japanese simplicity. Truly, it was a much better time for industrial design; if someone were to make it now it would probably have 30 useless “features” and have random grills and fins everywhere. If you need to include an instruction manual, it’s not intuitive enough. Good design is immediately useful to the user, it is obvious where to start to use the item. Rams used orange buttons to signify a start, Apple makes tablets with only four buttons – two of which will turn it on and two are obviously volume rockers.

It’s easy to make something complicated – it’s much harder to simplify it.

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