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 #91: Integrity

Design is a profession, be professional.

1039 Likes.

Adage #114: Correction

Make it simple not stupid.

1036 Likes.

Adage #100: Artifacts

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

1022 Likes.

Adage #113: Explorer

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

1018 Likes.

Adage #118: Foresight

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

1007 Likes.

Adage #51: Effect

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

999 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.

996 Likes.

Adage #88: Indirect

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

993 Likes.

Adage #81: Insight

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

982 Likes.

Adage #83: Economics

Design is about creating value, turning resources into utility.

977 Likes.

Adage #116: Unified

Design has a single definition: Thinking wisely for improvement.

959 Likes.

Adage #106: Infinite

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

953 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.

951 Likes.

Adage #108: Design

Good design makes the product forgotten.

914 Likes.

Adage #266: Design

Design is the authentic expression of a culture

906 Likes.

Adage #262: design

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

897 Likes.

Adage #235: Motivation

Do what you need with what you have.

882 Likes.

Adage #117: Undivided

The experience is always part of the design.

878 Likes.

Adage #110: Use

Good design gets better with use.

858 Likes.

Adage #128: Everyone

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

843 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.

841 Likes.

Adage #193: Key

Creative people like solving problems.

832 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.

832 Likes.

Adage #233: Emotion

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

832 Likes.

Adage #122: Recall

Original design comes from imagination, not memory.

819 Likes.

Adage #301: Euphoria

The perfect design idea occupies the mind and stops time.

819 Likes.

Adage #109: Design as a future

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

815 Likes.

Adage #123: Force

If you can think it, you can do it.

815 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.

815 Likes.

Adage #135: Zoom

To appreciate the details you must see the whole first.

814 Likes.

Adage #133: Uses

Good design is for consumers not clients.

807 Likes.

Adage #146: Value

Design sells.

804 Likes.

Adage #137: Reflection

You cannot see what you do not know.

803 Likes.

Adage #267: Understanding Design

Design is the principled act of creation.

800 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.

796 Likes.

Adage #249: Design

Design should fulfill a desire, need or imagination

796 Likes.

Adage #119: Transmute

Powerful design turns intangible propositions into solid virtues.

795 Likes.

Adage #216: Asian wisdom

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

795 Likes.

Adage #206: Design is life

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

793 Likes.

Adage #270: Good Design

Good design is about knowing when to stop designing.

789 Likes.

Adage #159: Happy

Good design creates good mood.

787 Likes.

Adage #134: Discovery

Good design reflects on behavior.

785 Likes.

Adage #259: focus

Sometimes the magic is right in front of your eyes.

785 Likes.

Adage #260: Luxury

Luxury would not be luxury if all could have it.

785 Likes.

Adage #238: Future

Inheritance is immortality.

784 Likes.

Adage #219: Design process:

design by consensus is death of design

783 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

780 Likes.

Adage #261: Monotonous

Match is a dirty word

777 Likes.

Adage #210: Route

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

773 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.

773 Likes.

Adage #258: Success

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

771 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.

769 Likes.

Adage #241: Design

Design is a way to make better living

767 Likes.

Adage #273: Promote

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

764 Likes.

Adage #173: Design

Good design is the reason that we enjoy

761 Likes.

Adage #127: Start

Once you design it, you can realize it.

760 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.

754 Likes.

Adage #342: Essence

Designers do design, design companies sell it.

753 Likes.

Adage #176: Output

Success and failure are byproducts of experimentation.

748 Likes.

Adage #125: Puzzle

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

746 Likes.

Adage #130: Time

Good design has four dimensions.

745 Likes.

Adage #248: Tencacity

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

742 Likes.

Adage #124: News

Original design is to create something unseen.

740 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".

740 Likes.

Adage #263: Magic

Through Design, nothing is impossible.

739 Likes.

Adage #264: Favorite

True design is your favorite.

739 Likes.

Adage #212: Inspiration

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

735 Likes.

Adage #174: Experience

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

732 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.

732 Likes.

Adage #351: Anticosmetics

Design is Anti-cosmetics.

731 Likes.

Adage #247: Paper Jewelry

Architectural Jewelry

725 Likes.

Adage #302: creativity

Intelligent design is more about evolution than creation.

724 Likes.

Adage #317: Design attitude

Design should be honest.

724 Likes.

Adage #205: NAIVE

Simple is very complex.

720 Likes.

Adage #158: Simple

Good design is effortless.

719 Likes.

Adage #136: Mind

Truth in discovery.

718 Likes.

Adage #214: Architecture

Life is way too short to live in boring houses.

714 Likes.

Adage #318: Faith vs Fate

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

712 Likes.

Adage #346: Moral

Designers cannot afford to indulge their own tastes at the expense of others.

711 Likes.

Adage #126: There

Inspiration is everywhere you look.

704 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.

704 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 "

703 Likes.

Adage #200: Technique

Researching is a great procedure for producing ideas.

703 Likes.

Adage #257: Originality

Always be Original.

700 Likes.

Adage #151: Indirect

Who buys a product hires a designer.

699 Likes.

Adage #265: Good Designer

Studying Design is learning experience from worst to best.

699 Likes.

Adage #276: Wellcome

Every design invites its own user.

697 Likes.

Adage #243: Design

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

696 Likes.

Adage #268: Inspiration

Innovation is gradual... Inspiration isn't.

696 Likes.

Adage #269: Simplicity

A step towards simplicity is a step towards reality.

696 Likes.

Adage #215: Architecture

Don't let anyone talk you out of a spectacular window or door.

693 Likes.

Adage #198: Way

Creativity is not rebelling, it is revolution.

691 Likes.

Adage #145: Auto

Good design takes its own form.

689 Likes.

Adage #220: Human activities

Space is created to support human activities

689 Likes.

Adage #185: Fame

Do great work and advertise.

687 Likes.

Adage #272: Voice

Talk about things you care.

687 Likes.

Adage #352: Simp-Comp.

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

686 Likes.

Adage #165: Jobs

Many highly intelligent designers work for low intelligence bosses.

685 Likes.

Adage #303: design

Function beyond form.

685 Likes.

Adage #245: Criticism

is Important

684 Likes.

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