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"I don't design clothes. I design dreams." ~ Ralph Lauren


"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works. The design of the Mac wasn’t what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it. Most people don’t take the time to do that." ~ Steve Jobs


"Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." ~ Steve Jobs


"Confusion and clutter are failures of design, not attributes of information. And so the point is to find design strategies that reveal detail and complexity - rather than to fault the data for an excess of complication. Or, worse, to fault viewers for a lack of understanding." ~ Edward Tufte


"The product is the brand. You build brand in our industry through the product and the experience." ~ Jim Wicks, Motorola



"[The] dynamics of computational artifacts extend beyond the interface narrowly defined, to relations of people with each other and to the place of computing in their ongoing activities. System design, it follows, must include not only the design of innovative technologies, but their artful integration with the rest of the social and material world." ~ Lucy Suchman


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Design Quotes

"The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring." ~ Paul Rand


"Simple design, intense content. " ~ Edward Tufte


"Confusion and clutter are failures of design, not attributes of information. And so the point is to find design strategies that reveal detail and complexity - rather than to fault the data for an excess of complication. Or, worse, to fault viewers for a lack of understanding." ~ Edward Tufte


"Technology succeeds when it recognized that its users are human." ~ Mark Sanborn


"Design is really an act of communication, which means having a deep understanding of the person with whom the designer is communicating." ~ Donald Norman


"Technology may change rapidly, but people change slowly. The principals [of design] come from understanding of people. They remain true forever." ~ Donald Norman


"When designing for a tiny space, think simple." ~ John McWade


"The beauty of a simple object is that it creates a focal point for your eye." ~ John McWade


"Design is thinking made visual." ~ Saul Bass



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"Thinking about design is hard, but not thinking about it can be disastrous." ~ Ralph Caplan


"Rules are good. Break them." ~ Tibor Kalman


"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." ~ Steve Jobs


"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." ~ Albert Einstein


"Design depends largely on constrains." ~ Charles Eames



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