Design is a thing which is open to interpretation and prone to re-definitions. Defining what is “Good Design” is even more controversial and toughter. Design is essentially contextual and thus is good if it can function properly for the targeted used. This definition leaves a lot to explain and explore.
When reading a Zen book, we realised that it’s teachings are so much ingrained in the process and the outcome of design. The teachings and the practice of meditation are a wonderful source of knowledge for any design professional.
It’s when a design does not feel like it has been “designed” but feels intuitive and natural, is when it is a good design. Just like when you stop thinking about thoughtlessness is when you are actually thoughtless.
Here’s something more to elucidate it: