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Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer – that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

This quote is from the 2003 New York Times article “The Guts of a New Machine.”

Thanks to Robert Shedd for submitting this quote!

Design helps to create entirely new market niches and even new product categories

“By applying good design to products in categories where users have low expectations for visual appeal, functionality or usability, design helps to create entirely new market niches and even new product categories. By delighting users who merely expect to have their functional requirements fulfilled, companies are using design to help breed customer loyalty.” – Design Council

This quote is from the Design Council’s “Eleven Lessons: managing design in eleven global brands” report.

Any true practice of design with a human focus has to be built on a foundation of traditional design

“Any true practice of design with a human focus has to be built on a foundation of traditional design that focuses on the the craft & design of perceptual mediums using methods & practices of design from the root of art over science.” – David Malouf

This quote is from David’s article “Interaction Design’s Early Formal Education & Beyond”

Every decision a designer makes molds the future of the people we design for

“Everything a designer does affects the user experience. From the purposeful addition of a design element to the negligent omission of crucial messaging, every decision is molding the future of the people we design for.” – Joshua Brewer

This quote is from Joshua Brewer and Joshua Porter’s great new blog 52 Weeks of UX.

The design process is essentially a process of subtraction, organization and emphasis

“The design process is essentially a process of subtraction, organization and emphasis.” - Leon Paternoster

“The design process is essentially a process of subtraction, organization and emphasis.” – Leon Paternoster

This quote is from Leon’s article “Grids: Great, but use with care.”

The design process is essentially a process of subtraction, organization and emphasis.

Design should inspire peoples and cultures to grow, transform and look to the future

“For me the most compelling aspect of design is developing a concept that communicates to the client and respective audience/market. Design is an opportunity to connect with people, listen to their needs and deliver experiences which reflect positively on society and of course the designer. Design should inspire peoples and cultures to grow, transform and look to the future.” - Simone LeAmon

“For me the most compelling aspect of design is developing a concept that communicates to the client and respective audience/market. Design is an opportunity to connect with people, listen to their needs and deliver experiences which reflect positively on society and of course the designer. Design should inspire peoples and cultures to grow, transform and look to the future.” – Simone LeAmon

This quote is from designdroplet.com’s Q&A interview with Simone.