There’s a point when you’re done simplifying. Otherwise, things get really complicated.
- Frank Chimero
Great design is eliminating all unnecessary details.
- Minh D. Tran
Good art inspires; Good design motivates.
- Otl Aicher
Creativity is not design.
Creativity has nothing to do with design.
Creativity is bound by no laws, rules, or strictures …
which is perhaps why it’s so intoxicating […].
Design, on the other hand, is based entirely on math, psychology, human perception, and a host of rigid rules and laws […]
- Andy Rutledge (Creativity is Not Design)
Design is a formal response to a strategic question
- Mariona Lopez
A goal is a dream with a deadline
- Napolean Hill
Calvin: You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. you've to be in the right mood.
Hobbes: What mood is that?
Calvin: Last Minute Panic.
- Calvin and Hobbes Comics
The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources
- Albert Einstein
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation
- George Bernard Shaw
I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline of design assume that what designers do is decoration. Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.
A modern paradox is that it’s simpler to create complex interfaces because it’s so complex to simplify them
- Pär Almqvist
If you think every pixel, every icon, every typeface matters, then you also need to believe every letter matters.
The more users’ expectations prove right, the more they will feel in control of the system and the more they will like it.
- Jakob Nielson
Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.
- Erik Adigard