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Beauty can come in strange forms.
Children want the challenge of difficult tasks - just look how much better they are than their parents on a computer.
China can and will be an invaluable trading partner to both the U.S. and the U.K.
Far too few designers put any thought into usability, ending up with a great product that's completely inaccessible.
I don't believe in brands.
I don't design down to a price.
I don't do something necessarily to make a big profit or because it's a logical business decision.
I don't particularly follow the Bauhaus school of design, where you make everything into a black box - simplify it.
I myself scraped seven poor passes at O-level.
I think if you have to pay for your education, you worry very seriously about you're going to do when you've got your degree.
I think the search engines are the new equivalent of publishing: an enabler of information.
I'm afraid I am tidy, and I have to be because the office is open plan and my glass office door is literally always open.
Insurance companies don't make anything.
Nobody wants the expenditure of a lease on a factory which lasts 21 years. You can't plan 21 years ahead.
People buy products if they're better.
People will make leaps of faith and get excited by your product if you just get it in front of them.
Some people are academically inclined, some vocationally and we shouldn't penalise the latter.
Today, computers are almost second nature to most of us.
When I started off, I was working in a shed behind my house. All I had was a drill, an electric drill. That was the only machine I had.
Now, we don't teach children in schools to be creative. We don't teach them to experiment. We want them to fill in the right answer, tick the right answer in the box.
China has all the advantages in the world. But it doesn't have a history of free thinking, risk-taking pioneers - the kind of people the U.S. is built upon.
I grew up running miles of the Norfolk coastline. I'd think nothing of a six-mile run before breakfast. I still run, though not as far and not before muesli.
In the past, the U.K. got away with selling things that weren't unusual. Now it's no use trying to export without having something that's unusual and better.
What I often do is just think of a completely obtuse thing to do, almost the wrong thing to do. That often works because you start a different approach, something no one has tried.
When you say 'design,' everybody thinks of magazine pages. So it's an emotive word. Everybody thinks it's how something looks, whereas for me, design is pretty much everything.
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