I’m collecting helpful quotes about the nature and importance of design. This is part one in a series of pages of quotes about different aspects of design. Many of the quotes I’ve sourced are about design in general, but also apply well to software design in all its many forms. What other quotes on the nature of design am I missing?
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It’s not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.
Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.
Design is intelligence made visible.
[Design is] a plan for arranging elements in such a way as to best accomplish a particular purpose.
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.
Design isn’t just to satisfy requirements, but also to uncover requirements.
The Design of Design