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.

937 Likes.

Adage #100: Artifacts

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

917 Likes.

Adage #113: Explorer

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

917 Likes.

Adage #88: Indirect

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

895 Likes.

Adage #118: Foresight

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

894 Likes.

Adage #51: Effect

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

892 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.

887 Likes.

Adage #81: Insight

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

865 Likes.

Adage #83: Economics

Design is about creating value, turning resources into utility.

864 Likes.

Adage #106: Infinite

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

855 Likes.

Adage #116: Unified

Design has a single definition: Thinking wisely for improvement.

855 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.

854 Likes.

Adage #108: Design

Good design makes the product forgotten.

816 Likes.

Adage #266: Design

Design is the authentic expression of a culture

808 Likes.

Adage #262: design

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

792 Likes.

Adage #117: Undivided

The experience is always part of the design.

781 Likes.

Adage #110: Use

Good design gets better with use.

772 Likes.

Adage #235: Motivation

Do what you need with what you have.

771 Likes.

Adage #128: Everyone

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

757 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.

747 Likes.

Adage #193: Key

Creative people like solving problems.

743 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.

736 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.

730 Likes.

Adage #109: Design as a future

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

727 Likes.

Adage #122: Recall

Original design comes from imagination, not memory.

727 Likes.

Adage #233: Emotion

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

725 Likes.

Adage #135: Zoom

To appreciate the details you must see the whole first.

724 Likes.

Adage #123: Force

If you can think it, you can do it.

722 Likes.

Adage #301: Euphoria

The perfect design idea occupies the mind and stops time.

721 Likes.

Adage #133: Uses

Good design is for consumers not clients.

713 Likes.

Adage #249: Design

Design should fulfill a desire, need or imagination

710 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.

706 Likes.

Adage #137: Reflection

You cannot see what you do not know.

702 Likes.

Adage #216: Asian wisdom

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

701 Likes.

Adage #267: Understanding Design

Design is the principled act of creation.

700 Likes.

Adage #146: Value

Design sells.

699 Likes.

Adage #159: Happy

Good design creates good mood.

699 Likes.

Adage #119: Transmute

Powerful design turns intangible propositions into solid virtues.

697 Likes.

Adage #206: Design is life

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

696 Likes.

Adage #260: Luxury

Luxury would not be luxury if all could have it.

695 Likes.

Adage #219: Design process:

design by consensus is death of design

693 Likes.

Adage #134: Discovery

Good design reflects on behavior.

691 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

691 Likes.

Adage #259: focus

Sometimes the magic is right in front of your eyes.

691 Likes.

Adage #270: Good Design

Good design is about knowing when to stop designing.

690 Likes.

Adage #261: Monotonous

Match is a dirty word

686 Likes.

Adage #210: Route

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

680 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.

680 Likes.

Adage #241: Design

Design is a way to make better living

680 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.

679 Likes.

Adage #258: Success

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

679 Likes.

Adage #127: Start

Once you design it, you can realize it.

674 Likes.

Adage #238: Future

Inheritance is immortality.

674 Likes.

Adage #173: Design

Good design is the reason that we enjoy

670 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.

665 Likes.

Adage #176: Output

Success and failure are byproducts of experimentation.

660 Likes.

Adage #125: Puzzle

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

656 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".

656 Likes.

Adage #130: Time

Good design has four dimensions.

655 Likes.

Adage #124: News

Original design is to create something unseen.

653 Likes.

Adage #264: Favorite

True design is your favorite.

650 Likes.

Adage #248: Tencacity

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

646 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.

642 Likes.

Adage #342: Essence

Designers do design, design companies sell it.

642 Likes.

Adage #212: Inspiration

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

641 Likes.

Adage #317: Design attitude

Design should be honest.

635 Likes.

Adage #174: Experience

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

634 Likes.

Adage #302: creativity

Intelligent design is more about evolution than creation.

634 Likes.

Adage #351: Anticosmetics

Design is Anti-cosmetics.

633 Likes.

Adage #158: Simple

Good design is effortless.

632 Likes.

Adage #205: NAIVE

Simple is very complex.

630 Likes.

Adage #136: Mind

Truth in discovery.

629 Likes.

Adage #247: Paper Jewelry

Architectural Jewelry

628 Likes.

Adage #214: Architecture

Life is way too short to live in boring houses.

622 Likes.

Adage #151: Indirect

Who buys a product hires a designer.

616 Likes.

Adage #318: Faith vs Fate

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

616 Likes.

Adage #273: Promote

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

615 Likes.

Adage #126: There

Inspiration is everywhere you look.

614 Likes.

Adage #200: Technique

Researching is a great procedure for producing ideas.

613 Likes.

Adage #276: Wellcome

Every design invites its own user.

612 Likes.

Adage #265: Good Designer

Studying Design is learning experience from worst to best.

609 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 "

607 Likes.

Adage #257: Originality

Always be Original.

606 Likes.

Adage #346: Moral

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

606 Likes.

Adage #165: Jobs

Many highly intelligent designers work for low intelligence bosses.

604 Likes.

Adage #243: Design

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

604 Likes.

Adage #263: Magic

Through Design, nothing is impossible.

604 Likes.

Adage #145: Auto

Good design takes its own form.

603 Likes.

Adage #268: Inspiration

Innovation is gradual... Inspiration isn't.

603 Likes.

Adage #269: Simplicity

A step towards simplicity is a step towards reality.

602 Likes.

Adage #185: Fame

Do great work and advertise.

598 Likes.

Adage #220: Human activities

Space is created to support human activities

598 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.

598 Likes.

Adage #215: Architecture

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

597 Likes.

Adage #352: Simp-Comp.

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

596 Likes.

Adage #272: Voice

Talk about things you care.

592 Likes.

Adage #304: Coincidence

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

592 Likes.

Adage #213: Extremes

Explore the extreme opposites before you make your final choice.

591 Likes.

Adage #246: Creating

The best tools aren't necessary

591 Likes.

Adage #303: design

Function beyond form.

591 Likes.

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