Tag Archives: people

The only thing that matters is: Do people love what you built?

“Lorem Ipsum, wireframes, personas, etc are just tactics. The only thing that matters is: Do people love what you built?” – Joshua Porter

This quote is from Joshua’s January 18th tweet.

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.

Deeply understanding customers allows companies to develop products that revolutionize the way we live our lives

“Deeply understanding their customers is what allows successful companies to think five years ahead of the market and develop products and services that revolutionize the way we live our lives… By understanding the market and the needs of their customers, these companies can develop products customers want and put themselves in the best position to achieve success.” – Demetrius Madrigal and Bryan McClain

Read more in Demetrius and Bryan’s article “Research is Communication.”

In UX design, mindset is more important than process

“What’s more important than process is mindset. And when it comes to interaction design, that mindset is having empathy for and understanding your users, and creating something great for them.” – Peter Merholz

This quote is from Peter’s article on why we should focus on the mindset of UX design, not processes, and on outcomes, not methods.

 

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.

As designers we are helping to define the culture of our society

“Every design decision... contributes to the behavior of the masses, and helps define the culture of our society. This describes an enormous opportunity for designers, one that is rarely realized. We are, quite literally, building the culture around us; arguably, our effect is larger and more immediate than even policy decisions of our government. We are responsible for both the positive and negative repercussions of our design decisions, and these decisions have monumental repercussions.” - Jon Kolko

“Every design decision… contributes to the behavior of the masses, and helps define the culture of our society. This describes an enormous opportunity for designers, one that is rarely realized. We are, quite literally, building the culture around us; arguably, our effect is larger and more immediate than even policy decisions of our government. We are responsible for both the positive and negative repercussions of our design decisions, and these decisions have monumental repercussions.” – Jon Kolko

This quote is from Jon’s article “Our Misguided Focus on Brand and User Experience.”