These quotes are about the difficulty of good design. What other quotes on the challenges of doing good design am I missing?
…it’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.
We’ve probably designed 4,000 products at IDEO over my career, and for every one of them I’d like to send a little note with it that says, "I’m sorry that it’s in this present state. Given what I know now, if I could start over again it would be a lot better."
Design is easy. All you do is stare at the screen until drops of blood form on your forehead.
Ease of use and ease of learning are not the same.
Computer design is often bad design done on a computer.
Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
No, Watson, this was not done by accident, but by design.
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