Create deep connections between users and their technology

“As we explore new human interface devices and incorporate new interactions into our designs, we have the opportunity to create deep connections between users and their technology.” – Jonathan Follett

Read Jonathan’s article “Toward a More Human Interface Device: Integrating the Virtual and Physical” for his thoughts on how input devices impact experience.

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People on a design team must be as happy to be wrong as right

“People on a design team must be as happy to be wrong as right. If their ideas hold up under strong (but fair) criticism, then great, they can proceed with confidence. If their ideas are rejected with good rationale, then they have learned something. A healthy team is made up of people who have the attitude that it is better to learn something new than to be right.” – Sketching User Experiences by Bill Buxton

Purchase Sketching User Experiences to read Bill’s holistic approach to design as well as an explanation of how to use sketching to your advantage as a designer.

Design things that maintain the pleasure of accomplishment

“The argument is not between adding features and simplicity, between adding capability and usability. The real issue is about design: designing things that have the power required for the job while maintaining understandability, the feeling of control, and the pleasure of accomplishment.” – Don Norman

Read Don’s article “Simplicity is Not the Answer” for more thoughts on the importance of making understandable designs.

Design can help find new solutions to problems and drive innovation

“Most business processes are about making choices from a set of existing alternatives. Clearly, if all your competition is doing the same, then differentiation is tough. In order to innovate, we have to have new alternatives and new solutions to problems, and that is what design can do.” - Tim Brown

“Most business processes are about making choices from a set of existing alternatives. Clearly, if all your competition is doing the same, then differentiation is tough. In order to innovate, we have to have new alternatives and new solutions to problems, and that is what design can do.” – Tim Brown

Read the New York Times article “Design is More Than Packaging” for Tim Brown’s thoughts on design thinking.

Your products run for election every day

“Your products run for election every day and good design is critical to winning the campaign.” - A.G. Lafley

“Your products run for election every day and good design is critical to winning the campaign.” – A.G. Lafley

Read the Fast Company article “What P&G Knows About the Power of Design” for Procter & Gamble’s CEO A.G. Lafley’s thoughts on design.