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.

1000 Likes.

Adage #114: Correction

Make it simple not stupid.

999 Likes.

Adage #113: Explorer

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

983 Likes.

Adage #100: Artifacts

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

980 Likes.

Adage #118: Foresight

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

965 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.

958 Likes.

Adage #88: Indirect

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

956 Likes.

Adage #51: Effect

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

954 Likes.

Adage #81: Insight

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

935 Likes.

Adage #83: Economics

Design is about creating value, turning resources into utility.

934 Likes.

Adage #116: Unified

Design has a single definition: Thinking wisely for improvement.

918 Likes.

Adage #106: Infinite

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

917 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.

914 Likes.

Adage #108: Design

Good design makes the product forgotten.

878 Likes.

Adage #266: Design

Design is the authentic expression of a culture

871 Likes.

Adage #235: Motivation

Do what you need with what you have.

848 Likes.

Adage #262: design

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

847 Likes.

Adage #117: Undivided

The experience is always part of the design.

845 Likes.

Adage #110: Use

Good design gets better with use.

827 Likes.

Adage #128: Everyone

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

812 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.

808 Likes.

Adage #233: Emotion

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

799 Likes.

Adage #193: Key

Creative people like solving problems.

797 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.

796 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.

786 Likes.

Adage #109: Design as a future

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

785 Likes.

Adage #122: Recall

Original design comes from imagination, not memory.

784 Likes.

Adage #301: Euphoria

The perfect design idea occupies the mind and stops time.

783 Likes.

Adage #135: Zoom

To appreciate the details you must see the whole first.

780 Likes.

Adage #123: Force

If you can think it, you can do it.

779 Likes.

Adage #133: Uses

Good design is for consumers not clients.

774 Likes.

Adage #249: Design

Design should fulfill a desire, need or imagination

769 Likes.

Adage #146: Value

Design sells.

767 Likes.

Adage #137: Reflection

You cannot see what you do not know.

766 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.

763 Likes.

Adage #267: Understanding Design

Design is the principled act of creation.

761 Likes.

Adage #216: Asian wisdom

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

759 Likes.

Adage #206: Design is life

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

757 Likes.

Adage #119: Transmute

Powerful design turns intangible propositions into solid virtues.

754 Likes.

Adage #159: Happy

Good design creates good mood.

754 Likes.

Adage #260: Luxury

Luxury would not be luxury if all could have it.

754 Likes.

Adage #270: Good Design

Good design is about knowing when to stop designing.

754 Likes.

Adage #134: Discovery

Good design reflects on behavior.

753 Likes.

Adage #259: focus

Sometimes the magic is right in front of your eyes.

753 Likes.

Adage #238: Future

Inheritance is immortality.

750 Likes.

Adage #219: Design process:

design by consensus is death of design

749 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

746 Likes.

Adage #261: Monotonous

Match is a dirty word

744 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.

739 Likes.

Adage #241: Design

Design is a way to make better living

739 Likes.

Adage #258: Success

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

739 Likes.

Adage #210: Route

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

737 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.

736 Likes.

Adage #173: Design

Good design is the reason that we enjoy

729 Likes.

Adage #127: Start

Once you design it, you can realize it.

728 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.

723 Likes.

Adage #342: Essence

Designers do design, design companies sell it.

720 Likes.

Adage #273: Promote

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

716 Likes.

Adage #125: Puzzle

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

713 Likes.

Adage #176: Output

Success and failure are byproducts of experimentation.

712 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".

712 Likes.

Adage #130: Time

Good design has four dimensions.

710 Likes.

Adage #124: News

Original design is to create something unseen.

708 Likes.

Adage #264: Favorite

True design is your favorite.

708 Likes.

Adage #248: Tencacity

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

705 Likes.

Adage #263: Magic

Through Design, nothing is impossible.

705 Likes.

Adage #212: Inspiration

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

703 Likes.

Adage #351: Anticosmetics

Design is Anti-cosmetics.

698 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.

697 Likes.

Adage #302: creativity

Intelligent design is more about evolution than creation.

692 Likes.

Adage #174: Experience

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

690 Likes.

Adage #247: Paper Jewelry

Architectural Jewelry

689 Likes.

Adage #317: Design attitude

Design should be honest.

689 Likes.

Adage #136: Mind

Truth in discovery.

687 Likes.

Adage #205: NAIVE

Simple is very complex.

686 Likes.

Adage #158: Simple

Good design is effortless.

684 Likes.

Adage #214: Architecture

Life is way too short to live in boring houses.

681 Likes.

Adage #346: Moral

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

680 Likes.

Adage #318: Faith vs Fate

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

673 Likes.

Adage #126: There

Inspiration is everywhere you look.

670 Likes.

Adage #200: Technique

Researching is a great procedure for producing ideas.

669 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.

669 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 "

668 Likes.

Adage #151: Indirect

Who buys a product hires a designer.

667 Likes.

Adage #265: Good Designer

Studying Design is learning experience from worst to best.

667 Likes.

Adage #257: Originality

Always be Original.

665 Likes.

Adage #276: Wellcome

Every design invites its own user.

664 Likes.

Adage #268: Inspiration

Innovation is gradual... Inspiration isn't.

663 Likes.

Adage #269: Simplicity

A step towards simplicity is a step towards reality.

662 Likes.

Adage #243: Design

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

661 Likes.

Adage #215: Architecture

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

660 Likes.

Adage #145: Auto

Good design takes its own form.

659 Likes.

Adage #198: Way

Creativity is not rebelling, it is revolution.

655 Likes.

Adage #165: Jobs

Many highly intelligent designers work for low intelligence bosses.

654 Likes.

Adage #220: Human activities

Space is created to support human activities

654 Likes.

Adage #185: Fame

Do great work and advertise.

653 Likes.

Adage #272: Voice

Talk about things you care.

653 Likes.

Adage #213: Extremes

Explore the extreme opposites before you make your final choice.

651 Likes.

Adage #246: Creating

The best tools aren't necessary

651 Likes.

Adage #352: Simp-Comp.

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

651 Likes.

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