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 #114: Correction

Make it simple not stupid.

843 Likes.

Adage #100: Artifacts

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

838 Likes.

Adage #113: Explorer

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

838 Likes.

Adage #51: Effect

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

817 Likes.

Adage #118: Foresight

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

816 Likes.

Adage #88: Indirect

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

815 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.

810 Likes.

Adage #106: Infinite

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

783 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.

783 Likes.

Adage #83: Economics

Design is about creating value, turning resources into utility.

778 Likes.

Adage #116: Unified

Design has a single definition: Thinking wisely for improvement.

774 Likes.

Adage #81: Insight

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

770 Likes.

Adage #108: Design

Good design makes the product forgotten.

746 Likes.

Adage #266: Design

Design is the authentic expression of a culture

732 Likes.

Adage #262: design

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

716 Likes.

Adage #117: Undivided

The experience is always part of the design.

702 Likes.

Adage #128: Everyone

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

692 Likes.

Adage #110: Use

Good design gets better with use.

680 Likes.

Adage #109: Design as a future

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

666 Likes.

Adage #193: Key

Creative people like solving problems.

664 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.

663 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.

659 Likes.

Adage #235: Motivation

Do what you need with what you have.

658 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.

657 Likes.

Adage #123: Force

If you can think it, you can do it.

641 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.

640 Likes.

Adage #249: Design

Design should fulfill a desire, need or imagination

640 Likes.

Adage #301: Euphoria

The perfect design idea occupies the mind and stops time.

640 Likes.

Adage #159: Happy

Good design creates good mood.

636 Likes.

Adage #133: Uses

Good design is for consumers not clients.

634 Likes.

Adage #206: Design is life

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

633 Likes.

Adage #119: Transmute

Powerful design turns intangible propositions into solid virtues.

632 Likes.

Adage #122: Recall

Original design comes from imagination, not memory.

631 Likes.

Adage #216: Asian wisdom

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

631 Likes.

Adage #219: Design process:

design by consensus is death of design

628 Likes.

Adage #260: Luxury

Luxury would not be luxury if all could have it.

627 Likes.

Adage #267: Understanding Design

Design is the principled act of creation.

627 Likes.

Adage #259: focus

Sometimes the magic is right in front of your eyes.

626 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

620 Likes.

Adage #127: Start

Once you design it, you can realize it.

619 Likes.

Adage #270: Good Design

Good design is about knowing when to stop designing.

619 Likes.

Adage #210: Route

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

617 Likes.

Adage #134: Discovery

Good design reflects on behavior.

616 Likes.

Adage #146: Value

Design sells.

615 Likes.

Adage #233: Emotion

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

614 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.

613 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.

610 Likes.

Adage #241: Design

Design is a way to make better living

610 Likes.

Adage #135: Zoom

To appreciate the details you must see the whole first.

609 Likes.

Adage #258: Success

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

609 Likes.

Adage #261: Monotonous

Match is a dirty word

609 Likes.

Adage #137: Reflection

You cannot see what you do not know.

607 Likes.

Adage #173: Design

Good design is the reason that we enjoy

601 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.

600 Likes.

Adage #125: Puzzle

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

595 Likes.

Adage #124: News

Original design is to create something unseen.

594 Likes.

Adage #176: Output

Success and failure are byproducts of experimentation.

593 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".

591 Likes.

Adage #264: Favorite

True design is your favorite.

584 Likes.

Adage #130: Time

Good design has four dimensions.

583 Likes.

Adage #238: Future

Inheritance is immortality.

575 Likes.

Adage #248: Tencacity

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

574 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.

573 Likes.

Adage #158: Simple

Good design is effortless.

572 Likes.

Adage #136: Mind

Truth in discovery.

571 Likes.

Adage #205: NAIVE

Simple is very complex.

571 Likes.

Adage #317: Design attitude

Design should be honest.

570 Likes.

Adage #174: Experience

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

569 Likes.

Adage #151: Indirect

Who buys a product hires a designer.

567 Likes.

Adage #351: Anticosmetics

Design is Anti-cosmetics.

565 Likes.

Adage #200: Technique

Researching is a great procedure for producing ideas.

560 Likes.

Adage #247: Paper Jewelry

Architectural Jewelry

559 Likes.

Adage #165: Jobs

Many highly intelligent designers work for low intelligence bosses.

557 Likes.

Adage #214: Architecture

Life is way too short to live in boring houses.

555 Likes.

Adage #273: Promote

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

554 Likes.

Adage #126: There

Inspiration is everywhere you look.

550 Likes.

Adage #302: creativity

Intelligent design is more about evolution than creation.

550 Likes.

Adage #318: Faith vs Fate

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

550 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 "

542 Likes.

Adage #265: Good Designer

Studying Design is learning experience from worst to best.

541 Likes.

Adage #268: Inspiration

Innovation is gradual... Inspiration isn't.

538 Likes.

Adage #276: Wellcome

Every design invites its own user.

537 Likes.

Adage #257: Originality

Always be Original.

536 Likes.

Adage #164: Statistics

Half of the designers has above average IQ.

535 Likes.

Adage #145: Auto

Good design takes its own form.

534 Likes.

Adage #220: Human activities

Space is created to support human activities

534 Likes.

Adage #185: Fame

Do great work and advertise.

532 Likes.

Adage #269: Simplicity

A step towards simplicity is a step towards reality.

532 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.

531 Likes.

Adage #352: Simp-Comp.

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

531 Likes.

Adage #212: Inspiration

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

530 Likes.

Adage #304: Coincidence

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

528 Likes.

Adage #236: Innovation

I prefer to innovate traditional techniques... giving them the opportunity to shine again.

525 Likes.

Adage #243: Design

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

525 Likes.

Adage #237: Thinking

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

524 Likes.

Adage #246: Creating

The best tools aren't necessary

524 Likes.

Adage #336: core belief

Sincere to your art and heart.

524 Likes.

Adage #131: Industrial

Good design is art of the masses.

523 Likes.

Adage #132: See

Good design is proudly displayed.

521 Likes.

Adage #198: Way

Creativity is not rebelling, it is revolution.

521 Likes.

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