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There’s no better way to create experience than to write, and write well

“It’s time we designers stop thinking of ourselves as merely pixel people, and start thinking of ourselves as the creators of experiences. And when it comes to experience on the web, there’s no better way to create it than to write, and write well.” - Derek Powazek

“It’s time we designers stop thinking of ourselves as merely pixel people, and start thinking of ourselves as the creators of experiences. And when it comes to experience on the web, there’s no better way to create it than to write, and write well.” – Derek Powazek

Read Derek’s article “Calling All Designers: Learn to Write!” here.

Design is a way of changing life and influencing the future

“Design is about demonstrating how beautiful something can be. It has a very profound quality. Design is a way of changing life and influencing the future.” – Sir Ernest Hall

Quote retrieved from this collection of design quotes.

What is web design?

“Web design is the creation of digital environments that facilitate and encourage human activity; reflect or adapt to individual voices and content; and change gracefully over time while always retaining their identity.” - Jeffrey Zeldman

“Web design is the creation of digital environments that facilitate and encourage human activity; reflect or adapt to individual voices and content; and change gracefully over time while always retaining their identity.” – Jeffrey Zeldman

Read Jeffrey’s article “Understanding Web Design here.

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Somebody made a decision about everything. And it was a design decision.

“The most common misperception is the word ‘design’. People think of primarily pretty pictures or forms. They don't understand the depth to which design goes—not only in products, but in every aspect of our life. Whether it is the design of a program, a product or some form of communication, we are living in a world that’s totally designed. Somebody made a decision about everything. And it was a design decision.” - Sam Farber

“The most common misperception is the word ‘design’. People think of primarily pretty pictures or forms. They don’t understand the depth to which design goes—not only in products, but in every aspect of our life. Whether it is the design of a program, a product or some form of communication, we are living in a world that’s totally designed. Somebody made a decision about everything. And it was a design decision.” – Sam Farber

Sam Farber is the founder of Copco, OXO, and Wovo.  Quote retrieved from this collection of design related quotes.

We want to focus on achieving our goals, not deciphering technology

“We don’t want to figure out what all those buttons do or why they are set up the way they are. We just want to get on with our lives and do our jobs well. When we make use of technology, we want to focus on achieving our goals, not on deciphering the technology. The design should be in the background of our attention.” - The Human Factor by Kim Vicente

“We don’t want to figure out what all those buttons do or why they are set up the way they are. We just want to get on with our lives and do our jobs well. When we make use of technology, we want to focus on achieving our goals, not on deciphering the technology. The design should be in the background of our attention.” – The Human Factor by Kim Vicente

Read The Human Factor for Kim’s take on “Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology.”

We have to understand the world surrounding our designs

“I think as designers we realize design is a signal of intention, but it also has to occur within a world and we have to understand that world in order to imbue our designs with inherent intelligence.” – William McDonough

Watch architect and designer William McDonough’s TED Talk “The wisdom of designing Cradle to Cradle” for his thoughts on designing for the complete product lifecycle.