Design - Quotes & Sayings

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Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.

Charles Eames

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

Walt Disney

A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.

Christian Louboutin

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.

Coco Chanel

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

Coco Chanel

Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.

Stephen Gardiner

Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.

Charles Eames

The details are not the details. They make the design.

Charles Eames

Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.

Henry Petroski

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.

Robert Evans

Design can change how you look at yourself.

Ty Pennington

For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind.

James Rouse

It is most necessary to avoid rusticity in any way, whether in material, design, or execution.

George Edmund Street

Design is people.

Jane Jacobs

Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold.

James Randolph Adams

I'm such a girl because all the guys go for cars because of their engines or something like that. I like the colour and the design.

Nathalie Kelley

Theories cannot claim to be indestructible. They are only the plough which the ploughman uses to draw his furrow and which he has every right to discard for another one, of improved design, after the harvest.

Paul Sabatier

We want people to realize you are at a design school, not a land grant college. The way we look says a great deal about who we are.

James Hall

Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.

Ivan Chermayeff

When I announced the development of Perl 6, I said it was going to be a community design. I designed Perl, myself. It's limited by my own brain power. So I wanted Perl 6 to be a community design.

Larry Wall

Robots are very tricky to design and expensive, whereas humans are cheaply manufactured. Humans can handle things with greater manual dexterity than most robots I've known.

Roger Zelazny

For me, some of the most intense creativity comes when something has to change for technical or design reasons, and you're trying to find a way to make it fit the fiction.

Richard K. Morgan

Design should be easy in the sense that every step should be obviously and clearly identifiable. Simplify elements to make change simple so you can manage the technical risk.

Kent Beck

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy, that's a great reward.

Genevieve Gorder

I think taking design out of the studio and really having a relationship with the people that you're making it for really convinced me of how powerful a thing design is. It's not just an aesthetic decoration.

Genevieve Gorder

Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one.

David McFadden

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, is more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.

Marilyn French

I don't mind that I am not necessarily a household name, because I think my characters have outshined me. That was by design. And I'm not wanting for appreciation.

Jeffrey Wright

There's always so much more that can be conveyed on screen visually in the expressions of people's faces, in their bodies, in their body language. And also with sound design, with music.

Lynn Shelton

I make spaces that are calm rather than confrontational. I seek a certain kind of logic that allows you to move in space and perceive it as beautiful and rational. Clarity is a worthwhile quality.

Annabelle Selldorf

I design my start-up ventures around my own personal beliefs and values.

Cindy Gallop

When we launched If WeRanTheWorld, I said to my team, I want us to innovate in every aspect of how we design and operate this as a business venture, as much as the web platform itself - because I want us to design our own startup around the working lives that we would all like to live. Women and men alike.

Cindy Gallop

I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things.

K. Eric Drexler

User-centered design means understanding what your users need, how they think, and how they behave - and incorporating that understanding into every aspect of your process.

Jesse James Garrett

Once you come up with a premise, you have to work out how it all happened. It's a bit like coming up with a spectacular roof design first. Before you can get it up there, you need to build a solid foundation and supporting structure.

Linwood Barclay

I would think twice about designing stuff for which there was no need and which didn't endure.

Robin Day

Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.

Franz von Holzhausen

Wherever you are, design your life. Live the values of your generation.

Don Tapscott

Market design is about understanding the details of markets in sufficient detail so that we can help fix them when they are broken.

Alvin E. Roth

Design is an unknown.

Geoffrey Beene

Design is about creating spaces for people to enjoy and of course, creating moments where you elevate the spirit, but 'design for good' is figuring out a program that not only creates better spaces, but creates jobs, creates new industry and really kind of raises the conversation about how we rebuild.

Cameron Sinclair

My architectural drive was to design new types of buildings to help poor people, especially following natural disasters and catastrophes... I will use whatever time is left to me to keep doing what I have been doing, which is to help humanity.

Frei Otto

There's a perennial debate about whether the propagandistic tripe produced by establishment media outlets is shaped more by evil or by stupidity. Personally, I think it's both: a healthy dose of each is needed. The system design is malicious, while those who serve as its public face are generally vacant.

Glenn Greenwald

Embedded in 'The New York Times' institutional perspective and reporting methodologies are all sorts of quite debatable and subjective political and cultural assumptions about the world. And with some noble exceptions, 'The Times,' by design or otherwise, has long served the interests of the same set of elite and powerful factions.

Glenn Greenwald

The thing about acting that's unlike any other art form is that it's collaborative; directing and acting are a collaboration, and your acting won't succeed if the lighting design doesn't succeed or sets don't succeed.

Maya Hawke

If I had to design a career for myself, I would have done comedy.

Rene Russo

Through no divine design or cosmic plan, we have inherited the mantle of life's caretaker on the earth, the only home we have ever known.

Michael Shermer

By 1970, the first stirrings of the revolt against Modernist orthodoxy in architecture had been felt, although it would be several years more until Postmodernism was widely accepted and made classical motifs permissible in high-style building design for the first time in decades.

Martin Filler

I'm fascinated with design. I realized early that I had no talent in that direction, but I love talking with architects and designers about what they do. I appreciate applied creativity as a source of pleasure and meaning.

Alex Steffen