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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.

Focus most on what we want to happen after the UX

“The idea is to focus development not only on the UX, but what the UX enables, and—most crucially—what we want to happen after the UX.” - Kathy Sierra

“The idea is to focus development not only on the UX, but what the UX enables, and—most crucially—what we want to happen after the UX.” – Kathy Sierra

This quote is from a December 2nd tweet from Kathy.

Experience design has human engagement as an explicit goal

“Experience design is the design of anything, independent of medium, or across media, with human experience as an explicit outcome, and human engagement as an explicit goal.” - Jesse James Garrett

“Experience design is the design of anything, independent of medium, or across media, with human experience as an explicit outcome, and human engagement as an explicit goal.” – Jesse James Garrett

This quote was submitted by Michael Cummings. Jesse’s quote is from his UX Week 2009 presentation “State of User Experience.” Watch the video and read Michael’s summary of the talk here.

Designs should intice passion and make people feel engaged and energized

“Ease of use isn’t the only measure of a positive user experience; pleasurably is just as important. Something can be dead simple, but if it’s outrageously boring or cold it can feel harder to get through. Designs should have flourishes of warmth, kindness, whimsy, richness, seduction, wit — anything that incites passion and makes the person feel engaged and energized.” - Whitney Hess

“Ease of use isn’t the only measure of a positive user experience; pleasurably is just as important. Something can be dead simple, but if it’s outrageously boring or cold it can feel harder to get through. Designs should have flourishes of warmth, kindness, whimsy, richness, seduction, wit — anything that incites passion and makes the person feel engaged and energized.” – Whitney Hess

This quote is from Whitney’s fabulous article “So you wanna be a user experience designer — Step 2: Guiding Principles”. Check it out – it’s full of great insights and inspiration!

UX should be unobtrusive and transparent – it should “just work”

“Like the perfect score to a film, a good user experience is unobtrusive and transparent to the consumer because ‘it just works.’” - Jeffrey Olson

“Like the perfect score to a film, a good user experience is unobtrusive and transparent to the consumer because ‘it just works.’” – Jeffrey Olson

This quote is from Jeff’s article “5 Universal Principles For Successful eCommerce-Sites”

This quote was submitted by an inspireUX reader. Do you have a quote you want to see on inspireUX? Submit it, and it may be chosen!

It’s not “user” experience, it’s “people” or “customer” experience.

“It’s not ‘user’ experience, it’s ‘people’ or ‘customer’ experience. The term ‘user’ can be a barrier to good design.” - Sarah Hanley

“It’s not ‘user’ experience, it’s ‘people’ or ‘customer’ experience. The term ‘user’ can be a barrier to good design.” – Sarah Hanley

This quote is from Sarah’s submission to Johnny Holland’s #uxtip contest, collected via Twitter.