A design isn't finished until someone is using it.

— Brenda Laurel

The most viral Brenda Laurel quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

Culture and technology exist in a dynamic reciprocal relationship.

Culture comprehends technology through the means of narratives or myths, and those narratives influence the future shape and purposes of technology. The culture-technology circuit is at the heart of cultural evolution.


I fervently believe in research as a necessity for good design, and I teach it that way.


Every intelligent being enjoys complexity.


When artists and philosophers talk only amongst themselves, they ignore the potential of popular culture to become a variety of dialogues with and between everyday people. Its discourse may be productive of desire and pleasure, but popular culture is also a language in which people discuss politics, religion, ethics, and action.


I think interactive television is doomed. It's a dead end.


You don't have to please everyone-you have to please the user.