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Design combines art, scientific complexity, and usefulness

“What I love about design is the artistic and scientific complexity that also becomes useful...  Great designers also pursue a mission. Great designers design with mankind in mind... The crossroads of science and art, innovation and inspiration are what I love about design.” - Michelle Obama

“What I love about design is the artistic and scientific complexity that also becomes useful…  Great designers also pursue a mission. Great designers design with mankind in mind… The crossroads of science and art, innovation and inspiration are what I love about design.” – Michelle Obama

This quote is from Michelle’s speech at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards at the White House. Read a full transcript of her remarks or watch a video of her speech.

Delivering great user experiences plays a significant role in your company’s success

“Doing a great job, playing a significant role in your company’s success, and providing ongoing value is about delivering great user experiences. It’s about how your work can add real value for both the business and the people who use your products... It’s about how you can keep design in focus.” - Daniel Szuc

“Doing a great job, playing a significant role in your company’s success, and providing ongoing value is about delivering great user experiences. It’s about how your work can add real value for both the business and the people who use your products… It’s about how you can keep design in focus.” – Daniel Szuc

This quote is from Daniel’s UXmatters article “Finding Gold in Your User Research Results.”

We need to observe behavior in order to support it in design

“As designers we must remember that behavior comes first. Always. The quirky, the obscure, the vain, the annoying, the wonderful. We need to observe human behavior if we are to support it in design.” - Joshua Porter

“As designers we must remember that behavior comes first. Always. The quirky, the obscure, the vain, the annoying, the wonderful. We need to observe human behavior if we are to support it in design.” – Joshua Porter

Read more about the importance of understanding your users’ behavior in Joshua’s artilce “Behavior First, Design Second”

It takes great empathy to create a good experience

“Be someone else. It takes great empathy to create a good experience. To create relevant experiences, you have to forget everything you know and design for others. Align with the expected patience, level of interest, and depth of knowledge of your users. Talk in the users’ language.” - Niko Nyman

“Be someone else. It takes great empathy to create a good experience. To create relevant experiences, you have to forget everything you know and design for others. Align with the expected patience, level of interest, and depth of knowledge of your users. Talk in the users’ language.” – Niko Nyman

This quote is from Niko’s presentation entitled “The Value of User Experience”.

Designers stand between revolutions and everyday life.

“Designers stand between revolutions and everyday life. They’re able to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and society and convert those changes into objects and ideas that people can understand.” - Paola Antonelli

“Designers stand between revolutions and everyday life. They’re able to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and society and convert those changes into objects and ideas that people can understand.” – Paola Antonelli

Read more from Paola in her article “Core Principles” from Seed Magazine.  Also, check out Paola’s other quotes on inspireUX.

Better connect with your customers by speaking like people, not like machines

“How can companies better connect to its customers? The answer is simple: Speak like people, not like machines... More and more, people are craving authentic experiences from the world around them, and that means a simple human-to-human connection. In our ‘user experience’ world, this means when people use a website, software, product, etc., people should somehow experience the people that created it. Connection.” - Bill DeRouchey

“How can companies better connect to its customers? The answer is simple: Speak like people, not like machines… More and more, people are craving authentic experiences from the world around them, and that means a simple human-to-human connection. In our ‘user experience’ world, this means when people use a website, software, product, etc., people should somehow experience the people that created it. Connection.” – Bill DeRouchey

Check out Bill’s interview with Jeroen van Geel for more on “Challenges and Authentic Experiences.”

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