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.

1169 Likes.

Adage #51: Effect

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

1155 Likes.

Adage #91: Integrity

Design is a profession, be professional.

1154 Likes.

Adage #100: Artifacts

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

1149 Likes.

Adage #113: Explorer

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

1147 Likes.

Adage #81: Insight

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

1144 Likes.

Adage #118: Foresight

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

1137 Likes.

Adage #83: Economics

Design is about creating value, turning resources into utility.

1136 Likes.

Adage #88: Indirect

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

1125 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.

1117 Likes.

Adage #116: Unified

Design has a single definition: Thinking wisely for improvement.

1094 Likes.

Adage #106: Infinite

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

1082 Likes.

Adage #262: design

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

1064 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.

1055 Likes.

Adage #266: Design

Design is the authentic expression of a culture

1034 Likes.

Adage #108: Design

Good design makes the product forgotten.

1033 Likes.

Adage #117: Undivided

The experience is always part of the design.

1024 Likes.

Adage #235: Motivation

Do what you need with what you have.

995 Likes.

Adage #110: Use

Good design gets better with use.

971 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.

954 Likes.

Adage #128: Everyone

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

953 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.

938 Likes.

Adage #233: Emotion

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

938 Likes.

Adage #109: Design as a future

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

928 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.

927 Likes.

Adage #267: Understanding Design

Design is the principled act of creation.

927 Likes.

Adage #301: Euphoria

The perfect design idea occupies the mind and stops time.

923 Likes.

Adage #122: Recall

Original design comes from imagination, not memory.

920 Likes.

Adage #193: Key

Creative people like solving problems.

919 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.

916 Likes.

Adage #135: Zoom

To appreciate the details you must see the whole first.

913 Likes.

Adage #123: Force

If you can think it, you can do it.

911 Likes.

Adage #259: focus

Sometimes the magic is right in front of your eyes.

909 Likes.

Adage #216: Asian wisdom

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

908 Likes.

Adage #249: Design

Design should fulfill a desire, need or imagination

908 Likes.

Adage #206: Design is life

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

907 Likes.

Adage #270: Good Design

Good design is about knowing when to stop designing.

906 Likes.

Adage #146: Value

Design sells.

905 Likes.

Adage #210: Route

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

905 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.

903 Likes.

Adage #137: Reflection

You cannot see what you do not know.

901 Likes.

Adage #159: Happy

Good design creates good mood.

899 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.

899 Likes.

Adage #133: Uses

Good design is for consumers not clients.

896 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

896 Likes.

Adage #119: Transmute

Powerful design turns intangible propositions into solid virtues.

894 Likes.

Adage #261: Monotonous

Match is a dirty word

890 Likes.

Adage #219: Design process:

design by consensus is death of design

887 Likes.

Adage #258: Success

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

882 Likes.

Adage #238: Future

Inheritance is immortality.

881 Likes.

Adage #260: Luxury

Luxury would not be luxury if all could have it.

880 Likes.

Adage #173: Design

Good design is the reason that we enjoy

874 Likes.

Adage #134: Discovery

Good design reflects on behavior.

872 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.

869 Likes.

Adage #241: Design

Design is a way to make better living

867 Likes.

Adage #136: Mind

Truth in discovery.

866 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".

864 Likes.

Adage #273: Promote

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

862 Likes.

Adage #248: Tencacity

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

861 Likes.

Adage #127: Start

Once you design it, you can realize it.

851 Likes.

Adage #130: Time

Good design has four dimensions.

848 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.

848 Likes.

Adage #264: Favorite

True design is your favorite.

848 Likes.

Adage #263: Magic

Through Design, nothing is impossible.

846 Likes.

Adage #125: Puzzle

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

842 Likes.

Adage #176: Output

Success and failure are byproducts of experimentation.

842 Likes.

Adage #342: Essence

Designers do design, design companies sell it.

841 Likes.

Adage #212: Inspiration

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

840 Likes.

Adage #351: Anticosmetics

Design is Anti-cosmetics.

840 Likes.

Adage #269: Simplicity

A step towards simplicity is a step towards reality.

839 Likes.

Adage #247: Paper Jewelry

Architectural Jewelry

838 Likes.

Adage #124: News

Original design is to create something unseen.

837 Likes.

Adage #302: creativity

Intelligent design is more about evolution than creation.

836 Likes.

Adage #205: NAIVE

Simple is very complex.

835 Likes.

Adage #174: Experience

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

835 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 "

832 Likes.

Adage #317: Design attitude

Design should be honest.

829 Likes.

Adage #481: Poem

A good design is a poetic design. A designer has to versify lines and shapes.

818 Likes.

Adage #214: Architecture

Life is way too short to live in boring houses.

816 Likes.

Adage #268: Inspiration

Innovation is gradual... Inspiration isn't.

812 Likes.

Adage #243: Design

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

811 Likes.

Adage #318: Faith vs Fate

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

811 Likes.

Adage #158: Simple

Good design is effortless.

810 Likes.

Adage #126: There

Inspiration is everywhere you look.

809 Likes.

Adage #300: Tenacity

Never let anyone restrict your ideas and dictate the outcome of your designs.

809 Likes.

Adage #257: Originality

Always be Original.

807 Likes.

Adage #265: Good Designer

Studying Design is learning experience from worst to best.

805 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.

803 Likes.

Adage #245: Criticism

is Important

802 Likes.

Adage #320: more or less..

Speak less, design more.

799 Likes.

Adage #283: Embrace

You don,t have to love every note to fall in love with the song.

797 Likes.

Adage #220: Human activities

Space is created to support human activities

796 Likes.

Adage #215: Architecture

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

795 Likes.

Adage #304: Coincidence

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

795 Likes.

Adage #352: Simp-Comp.

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

795 Likes.

Adage #346: Moral

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

793 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.

793 Likes.

Adage #151: Indirect

Who buys a product hires a designer.

792 Likes.

Adage #200: Technique

Researching is a great procedure for producing ideas.

792 Likes.

Adage #213: Extremes

Explore the extreme opposites before you make your final choice.

791 Likes.

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