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.

752 Likes.

Adage #100: Artifacts

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

750 Likes.

Adage #86: Obvious

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

745 Likes.

Adage #118: Foresight

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

734 Likes.

Adage #88: Indirect

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

730 Likes.

Adage #51: Effect

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

722 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.

719 Likes.

Adage #116: Unified

Design has a single definition: Thinking wisely for improvement.

702 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.

691 Likes.

Adage #83: Economics

Design is about creating value, turning resources into utility.

689 Likes.

Adage #106: Infinite

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

683 Likes.

Adage #81: Insight

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

682 Likes.

Adage #108: Design

Good design makes the product forgotten.

650 Likes.

Adage #266: Design

Design is the authentic expression of a culture

635 Likes.

Adage #117: Undivided

The experience is always part of the design.

611 Likes.

Adage #262: design

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

601 Likes.

Adage #110: Use

Good design gets better with use.

594 Likes.

Adage #128: Everyone

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

594 Likes.

Adage #159: Happy

Good design creates good mood.

575 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.

573 Likes.

Adage #109: Design as a future

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

570 Likes.

Adage #122: Recall

Original design comes from imagination, not memory.

557 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.

555 Likes.

Adage #235: Motivation

Do what you need with what you have.

552 Likes.

Adage #119: Transmute

Powerful design turns intangible propositions into solid virtues.

550 Likes.

Adage #249: Design

Design should fulfill a desire, need or imagination

548 Likes.

Adage #206: Design is life

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

547 Likes.

Adage #193: Key

Creative people like solving problems.

544 Likes.

Adage #219: Design process:

design by consensus is death of design

540 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.

540 Likes.

Adage #127: Start

Once you design it, you can realize it.

538 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

535 Likes.

Adage #260: Luxury

Luxury would not be luxury if all could have it.

535 Likes.

Adage #216: Asian wisdom

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

533 Likes.

Adage #267: Understanding Design

Design is the principled act of creation.

533 Likes.

Adage #123: Force

If you can think it, you can do it.

530 Likes.

Adage #270: Good Design

Good design is about knowing when to stop designing.

529 Likes.

Adage #210: Route

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

527 Likes.

Adage #259: focus

Sometimes the magic is right in front of your eyes.

527 Likes.

Adage #258: Success

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

525 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.

523 Likes.

Adage #176: Output

Success and failure are byproducts of experimentation.

523 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.

521 Likes.

Adage #261: Monotonous

Match is a dirty word

521 Likes.

Adage #135: Zoom

To appreciate the details you must see the whole first.

520 Likes.

Adage #233: Emotion

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

517 Likes.

Adage #241: Design

Design is a way to make better living

517 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.

516 Likes.

Adage #173: Design

Good design is the reason that we enjoy

516 Likes.

Adage #124: News

Original design is to create something unseen.

515 Likes.

Adage #125: Puzzle

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

513 Likes.

Adage #133: Uses

Good design is for consumers not clients.

513 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.

513 Likes.

Adage #264: Favorite

True design is your favorite.

503 Likes.

Adage #151: Indirect

Who buys a product hires a designer.

501 Likes.

Adage #130: Time

Good design has four dimensions.

499 Likes.

Adage #200: Technique

Researching is a great procedure for producing ideas.

498 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".

497 Likes.

Adage #165: Jobs

Many highly intelligent designers work for low intelligence bosses.

494 Likes.

Adage #137: Reflection

You cannot see what you do not know.

492 Likes.

Adage #174: Experience

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

490 Likes.

Adage #238: Future

Inheritance is immortality.

490 Likes.

Adage #301: Euphoria

The perfect design idea occupies the mind and stops time.

490 Likes.

Adage #158: Simple

Good design is effortless.

489 Likes.

Adage #248: Tencacity

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

487 Likes.

Adage #134: Discovery

Good design reflects on behavior.

486 Likes.

Adage #136: Mind

Truth in discovery.

485 Likes.

Adage #146: Value

Design sells.

484 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.

484 Likes.

Adage #164: Statistics

Half of the designers has above average IQ.

478 Likes.

Adage #317: Design attitude

Design should be honest.

478 Likes.

Adage #205: NAIVE

Simple is very complex.

473 Likes.

Adage #273: Promote

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

472 Likes.

Adage #126: There

Inspiration is everywhere you look.

468 Likes.

Adage #214: Architecture

Life is way too short to live in boring houses.

468 Likes.

Adage #351: Anticosmetics

Design is Anti-cosmetics.

467 Likes.

Adage #247: Paper Jewelry

Architectural Jewelry

465 Likes.

Adage #276: Wellcome

Every design invites its own user.

462 Likes.

Adage #185: Fame

Do great work and advertise.

461 Likes.

Adage #145: Auto

Good design takes its own form.

460 Likes.

Adage #318: Faith vs Fate

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

459 Likes.

Adage #198: Way

Creativity is not rebelling, it is revolution.

455 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 "

454 Likes.

Adage #269: Simplicity

A step towards simplicity is a step towards reality.

453 Likes.

Adage #201: World

People live within the confines of their niche.

450 Likes.

Adage #183: Order

Use your mind before using your limbs.

448 Likes.

Adage #257: Originality

Always be Original.

448 Likes.

Adage #268: Inspiration

Innovation is gradual... Inspiration isn't.

448 Likes.

Adage #220: Human activities

Space is created to support human activities

446 Likes.

Adage #243: Design

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

445 Likes.

Adage #265: Good Designer

Studying Design is learning experience from worst to best.

445 Likes.

Adage #277: Silence

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

443 Likes.

Adage #336: core belief

Sincere to your art and heart.

443 Likes.

Adage #131: Industrial

Good design is art of the masses.

442 Likes.

Adage #132: See

Good design is proudly displayed.

442 Likes.

Adage #246: Creating

The best tools aren't necessary

442 Likes.

Adage #141: Proud

Good designers sign their masterpieces.

441 Likes.

Adage #182: Ideal

Design the product you like to use.

441 Likes.

Adage #302: creativity

Intelligent design is more about evolution than creation.

441 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.

441 Likes.

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