Why would you design something if it didn't improve the human condition?

— Niels Diffrient

The most passioned Niels Diffrient quotes you will be delighted to read

Today the telephone takes precedence over everything.

It reaches a point of terrorism, particularly at dinnertime.


My ideal office wouldn't have a chair.

You would do two things there: stand up or lie down. These are the body's most natural positions.


The less there is of a phone, the more I like it.


When design springs from an understanding of the people who are going to use a product, you begin to see forms that you would never have imagined.


It looks like a galosh with electronics in it.


The best way to know what people want is not by asking them, but by understanding them.