Design Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Hadley” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is defined by light and shade, and appropriate lighting is enormously important.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Alina Wheeler” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is intelligence made visible.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Andy Goldsworthy” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design implies a sense of mapping something out and then you follow the plan.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aza Raskin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is the beauty of turning constraints into advantages.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brenda Laurel” float=”none” width=”100%”]A design isn’t finished until somebody is using it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Charles Eames” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Charles Eames” float=”none” width=”100%”]Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chris Pullman” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is not the narrow application of formal skills, it is a way of thinking.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dave McClure” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is more important than technology in most consumer applications.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”David Lewis” float=”none” width=”100%”]Truly elegant design incorporates top-notch functionality into a simple, uncluttered form.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dieter Rams” float=”none” width=”100%”]Good design emphasises the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dieter Rams” float=”none” width=”100%”]Good design is long-lasting! It avoids being fashionable and therefore never appears antiquated.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dieter Rams” float=”none” width=”100%”]Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dieter Rams” float=”none” width=”100%”]The design should make the product speak to you.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Don Norman” float=”none” width=”100%”]Behavioral design is all about feeling in control. Includes: usability, understanding, but also the feel.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edward Tufte” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design isn’t crafting a beautiful textured button with breathtaking animation. It’s figuring out if there’s a way to get rid of the button altogether.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edward Tufte” float=”none” width=”100%”]Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edward Tufte” float=”none” width=”100%”]Great design is not democratic; it comes from great designers. If the standard is lousy, then develop another standard.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ellen Lupton” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Erik Adigard” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It’s a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Erik Adigard” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It’s a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Freeman Thomas” float=”none” width=”100%”]Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Freeman Thomas” float=”none” width=”100%”]Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Nelson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is a response to social change.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Herbert Simon” float=”none” width=”100%”]Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ivan Chermayeff” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them, examining alternate solutions to them, choosing and executing the best solution.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jarod Kintz” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is body language for inanimate objects.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jeff Smith” float=”none” width=”100%”]The design process, at its best, integrates the aspirations of art, science, and culture.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jeffrey Zeldman” float=”none” width=”100%”]Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jenaiha Woods” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is the contrast of the core of limitations therefore there are no boundaries. It is simply an interpretation of creativity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jim Rohn” float=”none” width=”100%”]Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joe Sparano” float=”none” width=”100%”]Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Chris Jones” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design everything on the assumption that people are not heartless or stupid but marvelously capable, given the chance.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John D. Berry” float=”none” width=”100%”]Only when the design fails does it draw attention to itself; when it succeeds, it’s invisible.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jonathan Ive” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is a word that’s come to mean so much that it’s also a word that has come to mean nothing.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jonathan Ive” float=”none” width=”100%”]The word design is everything and nothing. The design and the product itself are inseparable.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Kenzo Tange” float=”none” width=”100%”]Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Leo Fender” float=”none” width=”100%”]The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mark Boulton” float=”none” width=”100%”]I think design covers so much more than the aesthetic. Design is fundamentally more. Design is usability. It is Information Architecture. It is Accessibility. This is all design.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marty Neumeier” float=”none” width=”100%”]The best design tool is a long eraser with a pencil at one end.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Massimo Vignelli” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you can design one thing, you can design everything.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Massimo Vignelli” float=”none” width=”100%”]In design, be logical, search for truth, be clear.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Massimo Vignelli” float=”none” width=”100%”]Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Matt Beale” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is about making things good (and then better) and right (and fantastic) for the people who use and encounter them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Milton Glaser” float=”none” width=”100%”]To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Nancy Gibbs” float=”none” width=”100%”]In design as in life, smart can also mean wise, kind, inspiring – and cost-effective. And that has a charm all its own.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Naoto Fukasawa” float=”none” width=”100%”]Great design is a multi-layered relationship between human life and its environment.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Paul Rand” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Paul Rand” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Paula Scher” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is the art of planning, and it is the art of making things possible.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Philippe Starck” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is a dreadful form of expression.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ralph Lauren” float=”none” width=”100%”]I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Rem Koolhaas” float=”none” width=”100%”]Designs are increasingly winning competitions because they are literally green, and because somewhere they feature a small windmill.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard Gref” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is the intermediary between information and understanding.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert L. Peters” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert L. Peters” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is the application of intent – the opposite of happenstance, and an antidote to accident.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robin Mathew” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is where science and art break even.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Roger Martin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design isn’t just about making things beautiful; it’s also about making things work beautifully.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stefan G. Bucher” float=”none” width=”100%”]Making good design is easy. It’s polishing the half-assed stuff that takes time.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stephen Metcalf” float=”none” width=”100%”]The beauty of design ought to be totally incidental to the enterprise itself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steve Jobs” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steve Jobs” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tate Linden” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas J. Watson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all… good design must primarily serve people.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tim Brown” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is all about learning from doing, that’s how we evolve to the best solution.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Valerie Pettis” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Van Day Truex” float=”none” width=”100%”]In design, Mother Nature is our best teacher.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Victor Papanek” float=”none” width=”100%”]Design is the conscious effort to impose a meaningful order.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Victor Papanek” float=”none” width=”100%”]The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Walt Disney” float=”none” width=”100%”]You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.[/wpsm_quote]