Good design is as little design as possible. Less, but better - because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.— Dieter Rams
Unexpected Product Design quotations
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
Plenty of white space and generous line spacing,and don't make the type size too miserly. Then you will be assured of a product fit for a king.
Even the best designers produce successful products only if their designs solve the right problems. A wonderful interface to the wrong features will fail.
Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don't to achieve what other won't.
To eliminate the concept of waste means to design things-products, packaging, and systems-from the very beginning on the understanding that waste does not exist.
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
It would seem unlikely that a manufacturer of short-lived paperboard boxes could make the slightest cultural impact upon his time. But the facts show that if even the humblest product is designed, manufactured, and distributed with a sense of human values and with a taste for quality, the world will recognize the presence of a creative force.
Happiness is not a goal... it's a by-product of a life well lived.
Designers can create normalcy out of chaos;
they can clearly communicate ideas through the organising and manipulating of words and pictures.
To go back to architecture, whats organic about architecture as a field, unlike product design, is this whole issue of holism and of monumentality is really our realm. Like, we have to design things which are coherent as a single object, but also break down into small rooms and have an identity of both the big scale and the small scale.
The mantra of any good security engineer is: "Security is a not a product, but a process." It's more than designing strong cryptography into a system; it's designing the entire system such that all security measures, including cryptography, work together.
Maturity isn't a product of growing older. It's a product of growing wiser.
What's wrong with creative block? Might it not just be that periods--even extended ones--of productive hiatus are essential mechanisms of gestation designed to help us attain higher standards in our pursuit of creative excellence?
Simplicity is somehow essentially describing the purpose and place of an object and product.
Good design emphasises the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.
Happiness is not a goal: it is a by product.
People's interest is in the product, not in its authorship.
Type production has gone mad, with its senseless outpouring of new types.
.. only in degenerate times can personality (opposed to the nameless masses) become the aim of human development.
Design is the organization of materials and processes in the most productive way, in a harmonious balance of all elements necessary for a certain function.
Nothing makes me more productive than the last minute
The fundamental failure of most graphic, product, architectural and even urban design is its insistence on serving the God of Looking-Good rather than the God of Being-Good.
A startup is a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty.
Art is an idea that has found its perfect visual expression.
And design is the vehicle by which this expression is made possible. Art is a noun, and design is a noun and also a verb. Art is a product and design is a process. Design is the foundation of all the arts.
Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers.
It's really hard to design products by focus groups.
A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.
For productive collaboration adopt five principles: involve the relevant stakeholders, build consensus phase by phase, design a process map, designate a process facilitator and harness the power of group memory.
It is not enough to have a talented designer;
the management must be inspired too. The creative process is very disorganised; the production process has to be very rational.
I think I need to keep being creative not to prove anything but because it makes me happy just to do it... I think trying to be creative, keeping busy, has a lot to do with keeping you alive.
Architectural and product designs have a narrative capacity - you can start to tell a story about them and imagine a lot of things.
It has become a cliché to announce that 'we live in a remix culture'.
.. What was referred to in post-modern times as quoting, appropriation, and pastiche no longer needs any special name. Now this is simlpy the basic logic of cultural production.
If there's a group like Amish people, that want to live their own lifestyle – they don't want to live in our city – they want to live out in the country, with their own projects. We’ll put up the buildings for them, design the buildings for them, design the food production systems for them – if they want us to. But we don’t control them.
Focus on being productive instead of busy.
An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.
I love the fact that I work with everything that has to do with the brand, the product, the environment, the online, the architecture, the web design, because I am somebody that loves making things, making experiences, creating things that people love to engage with.
If you watched companies such as Sony and Samsung grow, they focused first on features and then on industrial design, which made their products look and feel better.
Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.
Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
Ultimately, we are deluding ourselves if we think that the products that we design are the ‘things’ that we sell, rather than the individual, social and cultural experience that they engender, and the value and impact that they have. Design that ignores this is not worthy of the name.
God created us with an overwhelming desire to soar.
Our desire to develop and use every ounce of potential He's placed in us is not egotistical. He designed us to be tremendously productive and "to mount up with wings like eagles," realistically dreaming of what He can do with our potential.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
If i were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for, I should answer, A beautiful House.
It is a real service to humanity and the world to be a good programmer, particularly if you design great products. You make is easier for everybody, everybody has less headaches.
Great design will not sell an inferior product, but it will enable a great product to achieve its maximum potential.
The architecture of change involves the design and construction of new patterns, or the reconceptualization of old ones, to make new, and hopefully more productive, actions possible.
Marketing is the act of inventing the product.
The effort of designing it. The craft of producing it. The art of pricing it. The technique of selling it.