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.

552 Likes.

Adage #100: Artifacts

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

551 Likes.

Adage #114: Correction

Make it simple not stupid.

548 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.

539 Likes.

Adage #51: Effect

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

537 Likes.

Adage #118: Foresight

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

533 Likes.

Adage #83: Economics

Design is about creating value, turning resources into utility.

526 Likes.

Adage #86: Obvious

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

522 Likes.

Adage #116: Unified

Design has a single definition: Thinking wisely for improvement.

504 Likes.

Adage #81: Insight

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

502 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.

485 Likes.

Adage #106: Infinite

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

479 Likes.

Adage #108: Design

Good design makes the product forgotten.

462 Likes.

Adage #159: Happy

Good design creates good mood.

448 Likes.

Adage #128: Everyone

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

428 Likes.

Adage #266: Design

Design is the authentic expression of a culture

427 Likes.

Adage #117: Undivided

The experience is always part of the design.

418 Likes.

Adage #110: Use

Good design gets better with use.

409 Likes.

Adage #109: Design as a future

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

391 Likes.

Adage #127: Start

Once you design it, you can realize it.

387 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.

384 Likes.

Adage #119: Transmute

Powerful design turns intangible propositions into solid virtues.

383 Likes.

Adage #135: Zoom

To appreciate the details you must see the whole first.

383 Likes.

Adage #122: Recall

Original design comes from imagination, not memory.

381 Likes.

Adage #124: News

Original design is to create something unseen.

371 Likes.

Adage #125: Puzzle

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

367 Likes.

Adage #219: Design process:

design by consensus is death of design

367 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.

366 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.

364 Likes.

Adage #151: Indirect

Who buys a product hires a designer.

361 Likes.

Adage #176: Output

Success and failure are byproducts of experimentation.

359 Likes.

Adage #136: Mind

Truth in discovery.

358 Likes.

Adage #165: Jobs

Many highly intelligent designers work for low intelligence bosses.

358 Likes.

Adage #249: Design

Design should fulfill a desire, need or imagination

356 Likes.

Adage #158: Simple

Good design is effortless.

355 Likes.

Adage #206: Design is life

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

354 Likes.

Adage #260: Luxury

Luxury would not be luxury if all could have it.

354 Likes.

Adage #193: Key

Creative people like solving problems.

353 Likes.

Adage #200: Technique

Researching is a great procedure for producing ideas.

353 Likes.

Adage #259: focus

Sometimes the magic is right in front of your eyes.

353 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.

352 Likes.

Adage #258: Success

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

351 Likes.

Adage #216: Asian wisdom

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

350 Likes.

Adage #241: Design

Design is a way to make better living

350 Likes.

Adage #164: Statistics

Half of the designers has above average IQ.

349 Likes.

Adage #210: Route

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

345 Likes.

Adage #270: Good Design

Good design is about knowing when to stop designing.

345 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

344 Likes.

Adage #261: Monotonous

Match is a dirty word

344 Likes.

Adage #173: Design

Good design is the reason that we enjoy

343 Likes.

Adage #123: Force

If you can think it, you can do it.

341 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.

338 Likes.

Adage #264: Favorite

True design is your favorite.

338 Likes.

Adage #130: Time

Good design has four dimensions.

337 Likes.

Adage #238: Future

Inheritance is immortality.

337 Likes.

Adage #174: Experience

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

335 Likes.

Adage #267: Understanding Design

Design is the principled act of creation.

334 Likes.

Adage #233: Emotion

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

330 Likes.

Adage #126: There

Inspiration is everywhere you look.

329 Likes.

Adage #198: Way

Creativity is not rebelling, it is revolution.

326 Likes.

Adage #235: Motivation

Do what you need with what you have.

326 Likes.

Adage #276: Wellcome

Every design invites its own user.

326 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.

325 Likes.

Adage #185: Fame

Do great work and advertise.

322 Likes.

Adage #137: Reflection

You cannot see what you do not know.

321 Likes.

Adage #262: design

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

321 Likes.

Adage #134: Discovery

Good design reflects on behavior.

320 Likes.

Adage #141: Proud

Good designers sign their masterpieces.

319 Likes.

Adage #201: World

People live within the confines of their niche.

319 Likes.

Adage #145: Auto

Good design takes its own form.

315 Likes.

Adage #273: Promote

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

312 Likes.

Adage #277: Silence

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

312 Likes.

Adage #184: System

Designers are policy makers but there are no politics involved.

311 Likes.

Adage #146: Value

Design sells.

310 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".

308 Likes.

Adage #280: Invest

Sell design to make more design.

307 Likes.

Adage #183: Order

Use your mind before using your limbs.

305 Likes.

Adage #194: Think

You are what you want to be.

304 Likes.

Adage #132: See

Good design is proudly displayed.

303 Likes.

Adage #182: Ideal

Design the product you like to use.

303 Likes.

Adage #281: Definition

News is new. New is News.

302 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.

301 Likes.

Adage #160: Function

Good design primes utility.

300 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.

300 Likes.

Adage #214: Architecture

Life is way too short to live in boring houses.

299 Likes.

Adage #142: Universal

Logo talks without language.

298 Likes.

Adage #138: Limit

People see what they know.

297 Likes.

Adage #156: Nice

Good design feels good.

297 Likes.

Adage #317: Design attitude

Design should be honest.

295 Likes.

Adage #152: Superior

To design means having the ability of improving.

294 Likes.

Adage #131: Industrial

Good design is art of the masses.

293 Likes.

Adage #150: Flow

Anything that could be thought of, could be thought to others.

287 Likes.

Adage #248: Tencacity

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

286 Likes.

Adage #272: Voice

Talk about things you care.

286 Likes.

Adage #140: Life

Great design does not become outdated.

285 Likes.

Adage #155: Friendly

Good design feels familiar.

284 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.

284 Likes.

Adage #187: Full

You cannot be creative if you are empty.

283 Likes.

Adage #169: Meaning

Being a designer is having the ability to improve.

281 Likes.

Adage #247: Paper Jewelry

Architectural Jewelry

280 Likes.

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