Design is about the perfect fusion of passion and knowledge

“Design is about the perfect fusion of passion and knowledge. Your passion has to come from within you and your knowledge has to come from a lot of dedicated study and practice… Just educate yourself. It doesn’t matter HOW, just get educated about design. Mix that with your passion to create, and you’ll be successful.” – Preston D. Lee

This quote was cited in Ally E. Hardgrave’s article “Make your design career a reality through the power of passion.”

Consistency makes users happy which compels them to return

“Users should feel comfortable when they visit your site. They should feel that your site is designed, arranged and filled with logical information that they know how to get to. When you are consistent you make your users happy which will compel them to return.” – Timothy Smith

Read more in Tim’s UX Booth article “Consistency: Key to a Better User Experience.”

Always look for simple and inexpensive things you can do to provide a better user experience

“Sometimes the simplest tweaks can yield huge results… There is always room for improvement. Always be on the lookout for simple and inexpensive things you can do to provide a better user experience.” – Jon Phillips

This quote is from Jon’s feedgrids article “UX Lessons Learned From Offline Experiences”

We must re-think our design process to become melting pots of ideas, perspectives and skills

“Now more than ever in increasingly complex, transient times, the need for holistic experiences is vital… To approach such design as a ‘whole’ – we need to understand the varying concepts of time and data through the perspectives of cohabitants, technology and business interests alike… We must constantly re-think our process to become melting pots of ideas, perspectives and skills that not only drill deep, but also wide.” - Rahul Sen

Read more in Rahul’s Johnny Holland article “From whole to hole: a recipe for a holistic design process.”

Scientists identify components of existing structures, designers shape components of new structures

“Scientists try to identify the components of existing structures, designers try to shape the components of new structures.” - Notes on the Synthesis of Form by Christopher Alexander

Read more in Christopher’s book Notes on the Synthesis of Form.

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Good design is what separates the best from the “good enough”

“Good design speaks. Good design tells your visitors that you care about your product. Good design at the front-end suggests that everything is in order at the back-end, whether or not that is the case. Good design is what separates the best from the ‘good-enough.’” – Dmitry Fadeyev

Read more in Dmitry UsabilityPost article “The Value of Good Design.”