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 #570: Process

Good design is to evaluate what you could do better, faster, different and more efficient.

221 Likes.

Adage #617: Design

There is no right or wrong about design, it is all about design elements.

209 Likes.

Adage #597: Golden Rule

Be visually powerful, and intellectually elegant.

198 Likes.

Adage #584: Wits

Good designs start with great research.

195 Likes.

Adage #578: Commerce

Good design sells, great design is sold out.

191 Likes.

Adage #585: Worthy

Design museums create economic value by teaching designers how to create added value via examples of good design.

190 Likes.

Adage #573: Objective

People don’t buy designs, they buy utility, happiness and pleasure.

189 Likes.

Adage #580: Superpower

Design is a latent superpower that only awakens if and when you want a better world.

188 Likes.

Adage #575: Elementary

Good design is about creating what is right for everyone; the consumer, the producer, and the environment.

186 Likes.

Adage #577: Surely

Good design creates its own customer.

186 Likes.

Adage #576: Polymath

Good designers are not only specialized in their own fields, but also have a wider understanding of how things work.

185 Likes.

Adage #589: Straightforward

Good industrial designs must adhere to customer expectations for form and function.

185 Likes.

Adage #581: Construction

The method by which all great designs are produced is iterative synthesis.

184 Likes.

Adage #586: Impetus

Design, art, architecture and engineering are catalyst of cultural evolution.

178 Likes.

Adage #587: Sovereign

Design products ennobles their consumers.

173 Likes.

Adage #592: Well-Designed

There is nothing defined as good design. A well-designed is when you can fulfill your client's demand.

152 Likes.

Adage #590: inequality

Good design should reduce inequality and violence in our unequal world, not to boost it.

147 Likes.

Adage #583: Forte

Creative design is all about seeing connections and relationships that others can’t, simply by learning things that others won’t.

143 Likes.

Adage #582: Discern

The best design book is perhaps not a design book; but rather a book on environment, psychology, sociology, biology and economics of the consumer.

142 Likes.

Adage #588: Marketwise

Every product design should be able to communicate its own purpose.

136 Likes.

Adage #591: Motivated

Great designers are best driven by their desire to best their best work.

129 Likes.

Adage #595: Life style

To be optimized and matured, always needs hardness and effort

119 Likes.

Adage #594: Successful design

"To deliver a successful design, you must be able to think at the winner's level"

116 Likes.

Adage #593: Design

"Design is design and art is art, it is an art to design a beautiful work of art and to be able to make a beautiful design, you must be able to think artfully"

111 Likes.

Adage #618: Endless story

Design contains your story. As long as you continue to design, you are contributing endless stories to the world.

87 Likes.

Adage #621: Design

The design is to turn a need to a dream and the art to return the palpable imagination.

87 Likes.

Adage #598: All-seeing

Good designers envision the whole picture and maintain an overview of everything.

85 Likes.

Adage #614: Design

Design is just a way of seeing!

85 Likes.

Adage #620: Limitless

Do not limit your imagination. Be curious and be daring. Everything has its possible way.

85 Likes.

Adage #602: Equilibrium

Good design balances accepted norms with unseen experiments.

84 Likes.

Adage #616: Selfless

Good design is ego-free.

84 Likes.

Adage #599: Path

When a good designer deviates, mainstream follows.

83 Likes.

Adage #600: Describe

If you don't explain your own design, someone else will.

83 Likes.

Adage #607: Sophistication

Simple designs are best accompanied with refined details.

83 Likes.

Adage #615: Legacy

All good design begins with end-customer in mind.

82 Likes.

Adage #603: Balance

Good design always merges chaos and order, to form a natural solution.

81 Likes.

Adage #606: Progress

Design for superiority rather than differentiation.

81 Likes.

Adage #609: Opportunity

Big restrictions initiate great innovations.

81 Likes.

Adage #604: Principle

When your society lacks social design, your citizens crave material design.

80 Likes.

Adage #605: Elixir

Industrial design is about injecting originality and soul to mundane functional objects.

80 Likes.

Adage #612: Boundless

There is no end to good design.

80 Likes.

Adage #608: Savant

Good designers are great learners.

79 Likes.

Adage #601: Obviously

Good design is self-evident.

78 Likes.

Adage #611: Reality

Every design creates a new problem, which can be solved by yet another new design.

78 Likes.

Adage #625: Amplify

The better your design, the less promotion it needs, and the more advertising it deserves.

77 Likes.

Adage #610: Progress

Small design improvements will lead to significant sales.

76 Likes.

Adage #613: Sublime

All beautiful designs have ugly beginnings.

76 Likes.

Adage #623: Enlighting

Good design guides consumers about its unknown qualities.

76 Likes.

Adage #622: Quality

Brand value comes from coherent design and communication at all levels.

74 Likes.

Adage #624: Simple

Good design should be affordable and comfortable.

74 Likes.

Adage #629: Love

It will be more than a product if you love what you design.

70 Likes.

Adage #626: In Charge

Great designers embrace their noble obligation to do good by society.

69 Likes.

Adage #628: Relentless

It is impossible for a good designer to just sit down and take it easy.

68 Likes.

Adage #627: Principles

Conscience, imagination, experimentation, observation and desire to good by others are core values of good design.

66 Likes.

Adage #652: Catalyst

Disappointment and unhappiness are great fertilizers for good design.

9 Likes.

Adage #630: Enigma

Creativity is not a mystery; it is putting together, presenting and using existing elements and ideas in new and novel ways.

5 Likes.

Adage #631: Alluring

Designers are the most interesting people you will ever meet.

3 Likes.

Adage #635: Tempo

Good design always takes a good time.

3 Likes.

Adage #638: Transformation

When an artwork is commercialized and mass produced, it becomes an industrial design.

3 Likes.

Adage #643: Prominence

Never design anything you wouldn’t enjoy yourself.

3 Likes.

Adage #644: Bliss

The end purpose of all design is happiness.

3 Likes.

Adage #645: Trick

Good designers know how turn big mistakes into great works.

3 Likes.

Adage #648: Accidental

Not all good designs are intentional.

3 Likes.

Adage #636: Transitivity

Design is time and money.

2 Likes.

Adage #640: Conceit

Where there is too much ego, there is bad design.

2 Likes.

Adage #641: Imperative

If your design is important, don’t rush it.

2 Likes.

Adage #647: Personality

Not listening to feedback is both the biggest sin and the biggest win for designers.

2 Likes.

Adage #649: Veracity

Every design has its faults, except your designs; your designs are perfect.

2 Likes.

Adage #651: Individual

Whatever you design, someone somewhere will love it.

2 Likes.

Adage #632: Recursion

To learn how to do good design, simply do a lot of whatever design.

1 Likes.

Adage #633: Foresight

Good design is all about identifying future needs.

1 Likes.

Adage #634: Concisely

Good design is easy when you read the design brief.

1 Likes.

Adage #637: Coveted

It is easy to spot good design; it is good if you want it.

1 Likes.

Adage #639: Adroit

Industrial design is the highest form of art.

1 Likes.

Adage #642: Attitude

Creativity is a state of mind.

1 Likes.

Adage #646: Iterate

If you can’t do good design, keep doing bad design until it gets better.

1 Likes.

Adage #650: Reality

There are two types of good designers; designers who do great designs and designers who have great friends.

1 Likes.

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