Trying to design the perfect plan is the perfect recipe for disappointment.
– Patrick Lencioni
Everything we do is designed, whether we’re producing a magazine, a website, or a bridge. Design is really the creative invention that designs everything.
– Henry Petroski
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.
– Tom Peters
To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit: it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry.
– Paul Rand
My inspiration for interior design is more historical than traditional.
– Patrick Cox
Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.
– Charles Eames
If you have 50 different plug types, appliances wouldn’t be available and would be very expensive. But once an electric outlet becomes standardized, many companies can design appliances, and competition ensues, creating variety and better prices for consumers.
– Bill Gates
I don’t design. I get what I think is a big idea, and I put the idea down. I’m not a designer. I’m a communicator.
– George Lois
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
– Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Design is about point of view, and there should be some sort of woman or lifestyle or attitude in one’s head as a designer.
– Vera Wang
It’s very difficult to design something for someone if you have no empathy.
– Stewart Butterfield
The principle of the design – the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
– Venus Williams
I hate going out for lunch during a workday because it slows down my pace and ruins my rhythm. I prefer to eat at my desk. Actually, I wander around the design studio with a plate in my hand as I dine on, for example, salmon sashimi and a salad of tomatoes and mozzarella. I often have a bit of dark chocolate after lunch.
– Tom Ford
Good design keeps the user happy, the manufacturer in the black and the aesthete unoffended.
– Raymond Loewy
My job is to make desirable, luxurious, beautiful clothing and accessories women want to buy. My first decision is always based on, ‘Can I do this in a more sustainable way without sacrificing design?’ If I can, then there is no reason not to.
– Stella McCartney
Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.
– Stephen Gardiner
Fear is present when we forget that we are a part of God’s divine design. Learning to experience authentic love means abandoning ego’s insistence that you have much to fear and that you are in an unfriendly world. You can make the decision to be free from fear and doubt and return to the brilliant light of love that is always with you.
– Wayne Dyer
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
– Friedrich August von Hayek
Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
– Herbert Simon
Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
– Kenzo Tange
Design helps shape our everyday interactions through products, furniture, objects, or experiences.
– Joe Gebbia
Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
– Charles Eames
Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.
– Billy Graham
Each season I strive to design a forward-thinking and effortless collection with a very clean minimalist aesthetic.
– Francisco Costa