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Airplanes were invented by natural selection. Now you can say that intelligent design designs our airplanes of today, but there was no intelligent design really designing those early airplanes. There were probably at least 30,000 different things tried, and when they crash and kill the pilot, don't try that again.
I believe consistency and orthogonality are tools of design, not the primary goal in design.
My own style is pretty classic; I much prefer to design for others.
'Intelligent Design,' the relabeled, repackaged form of American creationism, has always had a problem. It just can't seem to produce any evidence.
Kenneth R. Miller
Once the product's task is known, design the interface first; then implement to the interface design.
While I was at college studying design I decided to paint. I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest.
If you decide to design your own language, there are thousands of sort of amateur language designer pitfalls.
Guido van Rossum
Each season I strive to design a forward-thinking and effortless collection with a very clean minimalist aesthetic.
People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.
So if I design it and then go away, it's still living somewhere and it still exists by itself without me.
Design is nothing if not decision making.
It seems to be a law of design that for every advantage introduced through redesign, there is an accompanying unintended disadvantage.
No design, no matter how common or seemingly insignificant, is without its adamant critics as well as its ardent admirers.
There's a lot of shoes that people consider high-end fashion, from Balenciaga to this and that or whatever, and the Pro Models are very similar to me. They're very fashionable to me - the design and the shape of them. I just like them.
My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians.
There is a voice, and there is a DNA to how I design.
Being in the design industry, I've tended to meet more people who are affected by HIV and AIDS.
I don't have a background in design, so I think it's always about what I see in the world and what inspires me. So yes, I am designing for myself. I'm going through this whole evolution, which is a process of growing up and going from modeling to styling to designing.
I don't design houses with the nuclear family idea because I don't believe in it as a concept.
As an industrial designer, you design the thing by yourself, and then it goes away from you, whereas fashion is in constant relation to the body and to psychology. It makes it more complicated, and it makes it more challenging.
Until I was eighteen, I did not know that you could study fashion design or art. I really didn't know. I already had my nose in the art world; I was already looking at things, but I didn't really get it that you could study that because my school was a very different environment.
I've generally got a good eye for design and proportion.
I often read nonfiction with a pencil in hand. I love the feel, the smell, the design, the weight of a book, but I also enjoy the convenience of my Kindle - for travel and for procuring a book in seconds.
Drew Gilpin Faust
It may sound ambitious, but I really hope that modern design will spread all around the globe.
Just as predatory animals follow a similar general design and behave in similar ways, so organizations, especially those in competition with one another, must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail.
John F. Kennedy
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