I found this list written by a European Architecture firm about their rules on design.
Now it may not be rules . . . just their list of 10 things to design by. Either way the list is a worthy reminder for anyone who creates/designs for a living.
From the firm Ortner&Ortner.
10 reminders for better architecture
take it further
embrace the old
separate shell from contents
learning by numbers
Here’s the list in it’s original state.
25 words, a lot of great thought in 25 words. More of us should probably think this way, design this way, and probably even live this way.
There’s too much noise in the World.