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 #100: Artifacts

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

582 Likes.

Adage #114: Correction

Make it simple not stupid.

581 Likes.

Adage #88: Indirect

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

573 Likes.

Adage #118: Foresight

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

563 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.

558 Likes.

Adage #51: Effect

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

555 Likes.

Adage #83: Economics

Design is about creating value, turning resources into utility.

547 Likes.

Adage #86: Obvious

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

546 Likes.

Adage #116: Unified

Design has a single definition: Thinking wisely for improvement.

534 Likes.

Adage #81: Insight

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

525 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.

516 Likes.

Adage #106: Infinite

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

500 Likes.

Adage #108: Design

Good design makes the product forgotten.

485 Likes.

Adage #159: Happy

Good design creates good mood.

464 Likes.

Adage #266: Design

Design is the authentic expression of a culture

462 Likes.

Adage #128: Everyone

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

448 Likes.

Adage #117: Undivided

The experience is always part of the design.

441 Likes.

Adage #110: Use

Good design gets better with use.

431 Likes.

Adage #109: Design as a future

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

411 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.

410 Likes.

Adage #119: Transmute

Powerful design turns intangible propositions into solid virtues.

406 Likes.

Adage #127: Start

Once you design it, you can realize it.

402 Likes.

Adage #122: Recall

Original design comes from imagination, not memory.

401 Likes.

Adage #135: Zoom

To appreciate the details you must see the whole first.

400 Likes.

Adage #219: Design process:

design by consensus is death of design

388 Likes.

Adage #124: News

Original design is to create something unseen.

387 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.

387 Likes.

Adage #249: Design

Design should fulfill a desire, need or imagination

387 Likes.

Adage #125: Puzzle

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

386 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.

386 Likes.

Adage #206: Design is life

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

381 Likes.

Adage #176: Output

Success and failure are byproducts of experimentation.

380 Likes.

Adage #151: Indirect

Who buys a product hires a designer.

378 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.

375 Likes.

Adage #165: Jobs

Many highly intelligent designers work for low intelligence bosses.

375 Likes.

Adage #216: Asian wisdom

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

375 Likes.

Adage #259: focus

Sometimes the magic is right in front of your eyes.

375 Likes.

Adage #260: Luxury

Luxury would not be luxury if all could have it.

375 Likes.

Adage #136: Mind

Truth in discovery.

374 Likes.

Adage #258: Success

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

373 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

372 Likes.

Adage #241: Design

Design is a way to make better living

372 Likes.

Adage #158: Simple

Good design is effortless.

371 Likes.

Adage #193: Key

Creative people like solving problems.

371 Likes.

Adage #200: Technique

Researching is a great procedure for producing ideas.

369 Likes.

Adage #164: Statistics

Half of the designers has above average IQ.

367 Likes.

Adage #210: Route

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

367 Likes.

Adage #270: Good Design

Good design is about knowing when to stop designing.

366 Likes.

Adage #173: Design

Good design is the reason that we enjoy

365 Likes.

Adage #261: Monotonous

Match is a dirty word

364 Likes.

Adage #123: Force

If you can think it, you can do it.

362 Likes.

Adage #264: Favorite

True design is your favorite.

360 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.

358 Likes.

Adage #267: Understanding Design

Design is the principled act of creation.

358 Likes.

Adage #130: Time

Good design has four dimensions.

356 Likes.

Adage #238: Future

Inheritance is immortality.

356 Likes.

Adage #174: Experience

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

353 Likes.

Adage #235: Motivation

Do what you need with what you have.

353 Likes.

Adage #233: Emotion

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

351 Likes.

Adage #126: There

Inspiration is everywhere you look.

349 Likes.

Adage #262: design

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

348 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.

346 Likes.

Adage #276: Wellcome

Every design invites its own user.

341 Likes.

Adage #198: Way

Creativity is not rebelling, it is revolution.

339 Likes.

Adage #134: Discovery

Good design reflects on behavior.

337 Likes.

Adage #137: Reflection

You cannot see what you do not know.

336 Likes.

Adage #185: Fame

Do great work and advertise.

336 Likes.

Adage #201: World

People live within the confines of their niche.

335 Likes.

Adage #141: Proud

Good designers sign their masterpieces.

333 Likes.

Adage #145: Auto

Good design takes its own form.

330 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".

330 Likes.

Adage #273: Promote

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

329 Likes.

Adage #146: Value

Design sells.

328 Likes.

Adage #277: Silence

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

328 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.

326 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.

326 Likes.

Adage #280: Invest

Sell design to make more design.

325 Likes.

Adage #184: System

Designers are policy makers but there are no politics involved.

323 Likes.

Adage #183: Order

Use your mind before using your limbs.

322 Likes.

Adage #194: Think

You are what you want to be.

321 Likes.

Adage #248: Tencacity

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

321 Likes.

Adage #281: Definition

News is new. New is News.

321 Likes.

Adage #182: Ideal

Design the product you like to use.

320 Likes.

Adage #214: Architecture

Life is way too short to live in boring houses.

320 Likes.

Adage #132: See

Good design is proudly displayed.

319 Likes.

Adage #317: Design attitude

Design should be honest.

318 Likes.

Adage #160: Function

Good design primes utility.

316 Likes.

Adage #138: Limit

People see what they know.

315 Likes.

Adage #142: Universal

Logo talks without language.

312 Likes.

Adage #152: Superior

To design means having the ability of improving.

311 Likes.

Adage #156: Nice

Good design feels good.

311 Likes.

Adage #131: Industrial

Good design is art of the masses.

306 Likes.

Adage #150: Flow

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

304 Likes.

Adage #169: Meaning

Being a designer is having the ability to improve.

303 Likes.

Adage #272: Voice

Talk about things you care.

303 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.

303 Likes.

Adage #140: Life

Great design does not become outdated.

300 Likes.

Adage #247: Paper Jewelry

Architectural Jewelry

299 Likes.

Adage #265: Good Designer

Studying Design is learning experience from worst to best.

298 Likes.

Adage #154: Ready

Good design is well read.

297 Likes.

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