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 #113: Explorer

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

632 Likes.

Adage #100: Artifacts

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

630 Likes.

Adage #88: Indirect

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

615 Likes.

Adage #118: Foresight

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

615 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.

597 Likes.

Adage #51: Effect

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

595 Likes.

Adage #86: Obvious

To be successful in industrial design, you need to design for the masses.

587 Likes.

Adage #116: Unified

Design has a single definition: Thinking wisely for improvement.

585 Likes.

Adage #83: Economics

Design is about creating value, turning resources into utility.

584 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.

569 Likes.

Adage #81: Insight

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

564 Likes.

Adage #106: Infinite

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

550 Likes.

Adage #108: Design

Good design makes the product forgotten.

528 Likes.

Adage #266: Design

Design is the authentic expression of a culture

511 Likes.

Adage #159: Happy

Good design creates good mood.

492 Likes.

Adage #117: Undivided

The experience is always part of the design.

490 Likes.

Adage #128: Everyone

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

485 Likes.

Adage #110: Use

Good design gets better with use.

474 Likes.

Adage #109: Design as a future

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

456 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.

454 Likes.

Adage #119: Transmute

Powerful design turns intangible propositions into solid virtues.

447 Likes.

Adage #122: Recall

Original design comes from imagination, not memory.

445 Likes.

Adage #127: Start

Once you design it, you can realize it.

440 Likes.

Adage #135: Zoom

To appreciate the details you must see the whole first.

435 Likes.

Adage #249: Design

Design should fulfill a desire, need or imagination

435 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.

431 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.

428 Likes.

Adage #206: Design is life

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

427 Likes.

Adage #219: Design process:

design by consensus is death of design

426 Likes.

Adage #262: design

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

423 Likes.

Adage #125: Puzzle

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

422 Likes.

Adage #124: News

Original design is to create something unseen.

418 Likes.

Adage #259: focus

Sometimes the magic is right in front of your eyes.

418 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.

417 Likes.

Adage #176: Output

Success and failure are byproducts of experimentation.

417 Likes.

Adage #258: Success

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

417 Likes.

Adage #216: Asian wisdom

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

416 Likes.

Adage #260: Luxury

Luxury would not be luxury if all could have it.

415 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

414 Likes.

Adage #151: Indirect

Who buys a product hires a designer.

412 Likes.

Adage #241: Design

Design is a way to make better living

412 Likes.

Adage #210: Route

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

411 Likes.

Adage #193: Key

Creative people like solving problems.

409 Likes.

Adage #261: Monotonous

Match is a dirty word

409 Likes.

Adage #270: Good Design

Good design is about knowing when to stop designing.

409 Likes.

Adage #158: Simple

Good design is effortless.

407 Likes.

Adage #173: Design

Good design is the reason that we enjoy

407 Likes.

Adage #165: Jobs

Many highly intelligent designers work for low intelligence bosses.

405 Likes.

Adage #136: Mind

Truth in discovery.

404 Likes.

Adage #200: Technique

Researching is a great procedure for producing ideas.

402 Likes.

Adage #235: Motivation

Do what you need with what you have.

402 Likes.

Adage #264: Favorite

True design is your favorite.

402 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.

400 Likes.

Adage #267: Understanding Design

Design is the principled act of creation.

400 Likes.

Adage #130: Time

Good design has four dimensions.

398 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.

398 Likes.

Adage #164: Statistics

Half of the designers has above average IQ.

397 Likes.

Adage #123: Force

If you can think it, you can do it.

396 Likes.

Adage #233: Emotion

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

394 Likes.

Adage #238: Future

Inheritance is immortality.

389 Likes.

Adage #174: Experience

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

385 Likes.

Adage #133: Uses

Good design is for consumers not clients.

384 Likes.

Adage #126: There

Inspiration is everywhere you look.

381 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.

374 Likes.

Adage #276: Wellcome

Every design invites its own user.

374 Likes.

Adage #185: Fame

Do great work and advertise.

373 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.

372 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".

372 Likes.

Adage #273: Promote

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

371 Likes.

Adage #137: Reflection

You cannot see what you do not know.

370 Likes.

Adage #198: Way

Creativity is not rebelling, it is revolution.

369 Likes.

Adage #201: World

People live within the confines of their niche.

369 Likes.

Adage #317: Design attitude

Design should be honest.

369 Likes.

Adage #134: Discovery

Good design reflects on behavior.

368 Likes.

Adage #145: Auto

Good design takes its own form.

367 Likes.

Adage #248: Tencacity

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

366 Likes.

Adage #146: Value

Design sells.

361 Likes.

Adage #277: Silence

If you do not talk about your work, no one will.

361 Likes.

Adage #214: Architecture

Life is way too short to live in boring houses.

359 Likes.

Adage #141: Proud

Good designers sign their masterpieces.

358 Likes.

Adage #183: Order

Use your mind before using your limbs.

356 Likes.

Adage #280: Invest

Sell design to make more design.

354 Likes.

Adage #281: Definition

News is new. New is News.

353 Likes.

Adage #182: Ideal

Design the product you like to use.

352 Likes.

Adage #184: System

Designers are policy makers but there are no politics involved.

352 Likes.

Adage #132: See

Good design is proudly displayed.

351 Likes.

Adage #247: Paper Jewelry

Architectural Jewelry

350 Likes.

Adage #160: Function

Good design primes utility.

349 Likes.

Adage #194: Think

You are what you want to be.

348 Likes.

Adage #138: Limit

People see what they know.

345 Likes.

Adage #156: Nice

Good design feels good.

345 Likes.

Adage #265: Good Designer

Studying Design is learning experience from worst to best.

344 Likes.

Adage #351: Anticosmetics

Design is Anti-cosmetics.

343 Likes.

Adage #131: Industrial

Good design is art of the masses.

341 Likes.

Adage #142: Universal

Logo talks without language.

341 Likes.

Adage #152: Superior

To design means having the ability of improving.

341 Likes.

Adage #318: Faith vs Fate

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

340 Likes.

Adage #205: NAIVE

Simple is very complex.

338 Likes.

Adage #169: Meaning

Being a designer is having the ability to improve.

338 Likes.

Adage #301: Euphoria

The perfect design idea occupies the mind and stops time.

338 Likes.

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