UX Quotes

Creativity Quotes

Author Quote
Andrë Braz “The ultimate aim of all creative activity is to bring happiness to people’s lives… The success of an experience is measured by the amount of happiness it brings to life and the amount of people willing to live the experience, not by its individual qualities.”
Andrë Braz (source)
Fred Beecher “[UX designers] need creativity and vision to [create] a system that helps a business achieve its goals by making it easy and enjoyable for its users and customers to achieve theirs. You need the ability to both envision the big picture and craft the details. You need the creativity to innovate consciously and the drive to encourage innovation in others.”
Fred Beecher (source)
Garr Reynolds “Good designers are skilled at noticing and observing. They are able to see both the big picture and the details of the world around them. Humans are natural pattern seekers; be mindful of this skill in yourself and in others. Design is a ‘whole brain’ process. You are creative, practical, rational, analytic, empathetic, and passionate. Foster these aptitudes.”
Garr Reynolds (source)
Garr Reynolds “As the old saying goes, in the expert’s mind there are few possibilities, but for one with the beginner’s mind, the world is wide open. Designers understand the need to take risks, especially during early explorations of the problem. They are not afraid to break with convention. Good designers are open minded and comfortable with ambiguity early on in the process, this is how discoveries are made.”
Garr Reynolds (source)
Jon Kolko “Accept-quietly and implicitly-that your work will affect millions. Focus on the nuances and details of the craft itself, and on your capacity to engage in a conversation with your work. Through this will come humble and beautiful design solutions that will live on, affect culture, and change behavior. And through this will come a sense of subdued pleasure in your creative work.”
Jon Kolko (source)
Joshua Porter “Designers are an odd lot: creative, moody, pensive, thoughtful, weird. But the one characteristic that separates designers from others is action. They make stuff that didn’t exist before. They take the idea living deep inside their head and pull it out, realizing it in a drawing, prototype, or product. Unlike most people, they don’t just think about it. They don’t just brainstorm. They don’t just imagine something better and then talk themselves out of it. Instead, they act.”
Joshua Porter (source)
Leigh Duncan “It’s easy to forget, in a world of incredible possibility and infinite creativity, the power of simplicity and the importance of a solid customer experience foundation. This is especially true related to online user experience… As we look forward in anticipation of what’s to come, it’s important not to lose sight of managing the founding elements of customer experience.”
Leigh Duncan (source)
Lester Beall “A designer…has the true responsibility to give his audiences not what they think they want, for this is almost invariably the usual, the accustomed, the obvious, and hence, the unspontaneous. Rather, he should provide that quality of thought and intuition which rejects the ineffectual commonplace for effectual originality.”
Lester Beall (source)
Luke Wroblewski “Designers spend much of their time thinking through problems from the ‘outside in.’ Contrasted with the ‘inside out’ approaches that typify corporate business agendas, this methodology focuses on the perspective of customers and end users when analyzing and crafting solutions. Applying this perspective to strategic work creates more genuine relevance.”
Luke Wroblewski (source)
Marty Neumeier “While market researchers describe how the world is, creative people describe how it could be. Their thinking is often so fresh that they zag even when they should zig. But without fresh thinking, there’s no chance of magic”
Marty Neumeier (source)
Marty Neumeier “To achieve originality we need to abandon the comforts of habit, reason, and the approval of our peers, and strike out in new directions”
Marty Neumeier (source)
Matt Webb “Why shouldn’t our functional objects
Matt Webb (source)
Mike Padilla “Creation is nothing but the reconstitution of existing parts. The components are the same, the combination is new. Become aware of as much of the world as possible. This will form your palette of components. It is up to you to put them in their place.”
Mike Padilla (source)
Nathan Shedroff “Designers are optimistic people who are trained to be courageous about the future-and making the future happen. They aren’t always aware of the intricacies of operations and the impacts of the solutions they propose, just like entrepreneurs, but they aren’t afraid of confronting a blank piece of paper (or screen or board) and getting to work making something new.”
Nathan Shedroff (source)
Ted Booth “Coming up with an idea is really just the beginning. It’s the crafting of the idea into a real, working thing that is a truly exciting experience. Making an idea come alive, into something that makes sense, is then made and put into the market, and then connects with people in a meaningful way-that’s the hard part.”
Ted Booth (source)