Design Quotes

This page lists all the published design adages on our platform. Click on a design adage for full screen viewing, for description of the design adage and for downloading the design adage as an image file easy to upload to social networks.

Adage #82: Theorem

Design is magic with an open formula: love, dreams and logic.

882 Likes.

Adage #100: Artifacts

Difference between art and industrial design is function and mass production.

872 Likes.

Adage #113: Explorer

Design thinking is exploring all possibilities in all directions and in all dimensions.

870 Likes.

Adage #88: Indirect

People respect you if someone else represents you on your behalf.

853 Likes.

Adage #118: Foresight

Creativity is precognition. Creativity is prediction. Creativity is premonition.

852 Likes.

Adage #51: Effect

Each time you design something great, someone somewhere feels good.

851 Likes.

Adage #98: Cute

For a designer, a new creation is a newborn baby, and as you would know there is no such thing as an ugly baby.

843 Likes.

Adage #106: Infinite

The ultimate aim of a designer is to create an artifact that would be used for eternity.

814 Likes.

Adage #81: Insight

Good design is, inventing out of the blue, something that everyone needed but no one asked for.

812 Likes.

Adage #120: Are you Creative?

There is great prestige attached to the world “creative.” Creative people apparently magic up ideas—wonderful solutions to the most complex problems. Ideas, they’re at the heart of every creative process.

812 Likes.

Adage #116: Unified

Design has a single definition: Thinking wisely for improvement.

810 Likes.

Adage #83: Economics

Design is about creating value, turning resources into utility.

809 Likes.

Adage #108: Design

Good design makes the product forgotten.

776 Likes.

Adage #266: Design

Design is the authentic expression of a culture

766 Likes.

Adage #262: design

Design for the life and it is the a source of inspiration for the design.

748 Likes.

Adage #117: Undivided

The experience is always part of the design.

736 Likes.

Adage #128: Everyone

Good design should be accessible to everyone, not just those that can afford it.

719 Likes.

Adage #235: Motivation

Do what you need with what you have.

717 Likes.

Adage #193: Key

Creative people like solving problems.

714 Likes.

Adage #204: Good Design

A good design is something that can be touched, smelled, felt and heard by just using the sense of sight.

712 Likes.

Adage #110: Use

Good design gets better with use.

710 Likes.

Adage #109: Design as a future

Good design is a mark of progress which distinguishes you from your past while shaping your future.

695 Likes.

Adage #135: Zoom

To appreciate the details you must see the whole first.

689 Likes.

Adage #123: Force

If you can think it, you can do it.

687 Likes.

Adage #168: Design Spirituality

Design is a mean of expressing one's observation, analysis, inspiration and ideas with the purpose of improving the quality of life on both physical and spiritual levels.

687 Likes.

Adage #122: Recall

Original design comes from imagination, not memory.

686 Likes.

Adage #211: Subjective

While everyone is entitled to their own opinion about design, their opinion does not determine good or bad design. Only time and society can do that.

686 Likes.

Adage #301: Euphoria

The perfect design idea occupies the mind and stops time.

683 Likes.

Adage #133: Uses

Good design is for consumers not clients.

681 Likes.

Adage #159: Happy

Good design creates good mood.

674 Likes.

Adage #249: Design

Design should fulfill a desire, need or imagination

668 Likes.

Adage #230: Emotion and Function

Emotion and Function are the main axis to Design. It doesn't means there are no others but you need those 2 at least to design. Without it, it is only Art or Business or Technology.

667 Likes.

Adage #216: Asian wisdom

Design should be like Chinese Medecine, Curing the patient before curing the problem.

663 Likes.

Adage #119: Transmute

Powerful design turns intangible propositions into solid virtues.

662 Likes.

Adage #146: Value

Design sells.

662 Likes.

Adage #206: Design is life

Design is not a career choice, it is a way of life.

662 Likes.

Adage #134: Discovery

Good design reflects on behavior.

660 Likes.

Adage #233: Emotion

Life is short and it shouldn't be boring, our houses too.

660 Likes.

Adage #260: Luxury

Luxury would not be luxury if all could have it.

659 Likes.

Adage #267: Understanding Design

Design is the principled act of creation.

657 Likes.

Adage #259: focus

Sometimes the magic is right in front of your eyes.

656 Likes.

Adage #219: Design process:

design by consensus is death of design

655 Likes.

Adage #239: "Tangible" taste

This concept is really similar to the concept of candies. That is, you’re attracted by bright wrappers. But. – Unlike unwrapping and then eating real candies, which seems to be the process that we take for granted, not every viewer wants or is able to

652 Likes.

Adage #270: Good Design

Good design is about knowing when to stop designing.

651 Likes.

Adage #137: Reflection

You cannot see what you do not know.

649 Likes.

Adage #210: Route

Nature, our best designer, always takes the shortest route.

647 Likes.

Adage #261: Monotonous

Match is a dirty word

644 Likes.

Adage #127: Start

Once you design it, you can realize it.

643 Likes.

Adage #229: Design vs Art

If you Design something your mainly like then you are an Artist. But if you care about others and value their preferences then you are a Designer.

642 Likes.

Adage #129: Details

When I talk about any design, I mean details, the very small and invisible things that matter and make "it" (whatever it is) stylish and esthetic, functional and innovative, makes it desirable and outstanding. The details state quality.

641 Likes.

Adage #241: Design

Design is a way to make better living

641 Likes.

Adage #258: Success

Find success in knowing that your work isn't finished yet.

639 Likes.

Adage #173: Design

Good design is the reason that we enjoy

632 Likes.

Adage #209: Power of not knowing

Be in awe of what you don't know for it is obviously infinitely greater than you will ever know.

629 Likes.

Adage #176: Output

Success and failure are byproducts of experimentation.

623 Likes.

Adage #125: Puzzle

The world is full of magical concept fragments that are waiting to be put together.

621 Likes.

Adage #238: Future

Inheritance is immortality.

621 Likes.

Adage #271: Design & Life

"I design in a similar method I live my life: I put question marks where there are exclamation points! It leads to a creation that is free from prejudices & known roads".

619 Likes.

Adage #124: News

Original design is to create something unseen.

618 Likes.

Adage #130: Time

Good design has four dimensions.

615 Likes.

Adage #264: Favorite

True design is your favorite.

615 Likes.

Adage #158: Simple

Good design is effortless.

607 Likes.

Adage #248: Tencacity

Strive to Succeed, even if Failure is your first Success.

604 Likes.

Adage #175: Simple

A good design should be true and should be simple. Fashion is irrelevant, the search of talent and functionality is adamant.

602 Likes.

Adage #317: Design attitude

Design should be honest.

599 Likes.

Adage #174: Experience

Make a design and it will help you understand what design is about.

598 Likes.

Adage #351: Anticosmetics

Design is Anti-cosmetics.

598 Likes.

Adage #205: NAIVE

Simple is very complex.

596 Likes.

Adage #136: Mind

Truth in discovery.

595 Likes.

Adage #247: Paper Jewelry

Architectural Jewelry

594 Likes.

Adage #151: Indirect

Who buys a product hires a designer.

593 Likes.

Adage #302: creativity

Intelligent design is more about evolution than creation.

593 Likes.

Adage #200: Technique

Researching is a great procedure for producing ideas.

584 Likes.

Adage #214: Architecture

Life is way too short to live in boring houses.

583 Likes.

Adage #342: Essence

Designers do design, design companies sell it.

583 Likes.

Adage #165: Jobs

Many highly intelligent designers work for low intelligence bosses.

582 Likes.

Adage #273: Promote

Share the designs you like, especially ideas so they could spread.

581 Likes.

Adage #126: There

Inspiration is everywhere you look.

578 Likes.

Adage #318: Faith vs Fate

The moment you lose faith in your design, you accept fate.

577 Likes.

Adage #208: Artists

Robert Motherwell on being introduced to Matisse is reported to have said " it was like an arrow going straight to the heart "

573 Likes.

Adage #265: Good Designer

Studying Design is learning experience from worst to best.

571 Likes.

Adage #145: Auto

Good design takes its own form.

570 Likes.

Adage #212: Inspiration

At some point in your life you will run across extraordinary things that inspire you.

569 Likes.

Adage #257: Originality

Always be Original.

567 Likes.

Adage #276: Wellcome

Every design invites its own user.

566 Likes.

Adage #268: Inspiration

Innovation is gradual... Inspiration isn't.

565 Likes.

Adage #269: Simplicity

A step towards simplicity is a step towards reality.

565 Likes.

Adage #185: Fame

Do great work and advertise.

563 Likes.

Adage #352: Simp-Comp.

Simplicity is the highest level of complexity; complexity is the highest level of simplicity.

562 Likes.

Adage #220: Human activities

Space is created to support human activities

561 Likes.

Adage #319: Design

Design is not just a profession or an act, but a way of living. Every problem we face, can be seen as a new design challenge and an inspiration to create a new solution.

558 Likes.

Adage #243: Design

is highly subjective. You'll never be able to please everyone.

557 Likes.

Adage #272: Voice

Talk about things you care.

557 Likes.

Adage #303: design

Function beyond form.

556 Likes.

Adage #164: Statistics

Half of the designers has above average IQ.

555 Likes.

Adage #304: Coincidence

"Design is not always a deliberate action but to know how to come across with coincidences"

555 Likes.

Adage #246: Creating

The best tools aren't necessary

554 Likes.

Adage #131: Industrial

Good design is art of the masses.

553 Likes.

Adage #237: Thinking

Your design is a part of your thinking, so care about your thinking.

553 Likes.

Adage #479: Concept

Design is a whole philosophy, it mirrors client’s inner world and that is why he becomes an ally and participates in the design process.

553 Likes.

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