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Creativity should not be relegated to the creative department; it is a requirement for all

“Fostering a culture based on creativity and collaboration helps bring down the walls that divide people from each other within organizations. Collaboration is not just amongst and within a given team; it needs to filter through and cross teams and departments. Creativity is not relegated to the creative department; it is a requirement for all.” – Cynthia Thomas

Read more in Cynthia’s article “The Importance of Designing an Experience Culture.

Creating great user experiences takes a multidisciplinary team that shares ownership of UX

“Creating truly great products requires an entire product team to place the needs of users foremost when making product decisions—or even better, a user-centered corporate culture… Creating great product user experiences takes a village—a smoothly functioning multidisciplinary product team that shares ownership of UX.” - Pabini Gabriel-Petit

Read more in Pabini’s article “Sharing Ownership of UX.”

Failure is a marker along the road to designing great experiences

“Failure and loss can be good. If you aren’t finding failure in your design work, then you aren’t really exploring all the possible solutions… Failure is not an end result if we have purpose and intention. It’s only a marker along the road to designing great experiences.” – Francisco Inchauste

Read more in Francisco’s article “Failure by Design.”

Simplicity is not a matter of dumbing things down. Simplicity is when someone takes care of the details.

“Web sites are functionally confusing because they’re not delicate enough, because they were not designed with enough care. While web sites need to become simpler, simplicity is not a matter of dumbing things down. In contrary. Simplicity is when someone takes care of the details.” – Oliver Reichenstein

This quote is from iA’s article “What’s Next in Web Design?”

In order to push the boundaries, we must not be prescriptive with the design process

“I believe that we must take the ‘mundane’ out of everyday products, raise expectations, and push boundaries with form to test learning curves and challenge ourselves to design products that resonate with people in deep, meaningful ways. But we can’t achieve this if we’re completely conscious and prescriptive with our designing. We must sometimes give ourselves over to the process and see where it leads.” -Mark Baskinger

Read more in Mark’s article “Playing in the Sandbox: The Role of Experimentation in Designing.”

Visual design is the emotional bridge between functionality and human experience

“Visual design is the emotional bridge between functionality and human experience.” – Kim Cullen

This quote is from Kim’s post “‘Um…hello? Is this thing on?’ Personal Voice in UX Design.”