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A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do.
Graphic design, which evokes the symmetria of Vituvius, the dynamic symmetry of Hambidge, the asymmetry of Mondrian; which is a good gestalt, generated by intuition or by computer, by invention or by a system of coordinates, is not good design if it does not communicate.
Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people.
Thomas J. Watson
Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.
When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.
What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds - the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes - and you try to bring the two together.
In designing hardware to be used every day, it was important to keep both the human aspects and the machine in mind. What looks good also often feels good.
Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of every meeting in every single department.
Accessible design is good design.
Design is people.
The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it.
Good design doesn't date. Bad design does.
Design is about creating spaces for people to enjoy and of course, creating moments where you elevate the spirit, but 'design for good' is figuring out a program that not only creates better spaces, but creates jobs, creates new industry and really kind of raises the conversation about how we rebuild.
The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.
I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.
I'm not like most designers, who have to set sail on an exotic getaway to get inspired. Most of the time, it's on my walk to work, or sitting in the subway and seeing something random or out of context.
I don't start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate.
Design is not for philosophy it's for life.
Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
John F. Kennedy
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