"Design is thinking made visual."
"Keep it simple, one idea at a time."
"Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout and procedures"
"The foundation for success is built on the simplicity of the brand idea, its positioning and business goals within one mnemonic. Critical to this is the design, implementation system and nomenclature."
"Minimalism is the simplification of an object, when it is no longer possible to improve it by subtraction. This is the quality that an object has when every component, every detail and every junction has been reduced to the essentials. It is the result of the omission of the non-essentials, retaining only the simplest pure form."
"Find the simple story in the product, and present it in an articulate and intelligent, persuasive way."
"It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them."
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
"New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!"
Arthur C. Clarke
Value of innovation
"Innovation is the most valuable word in the commercial world. Consider that the following brands and their touch points with everyday life. They have been rated as the five most valuable bands in the world: Apple, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Walmart, yet still companies, when presented with innovation shy away from it in fear of change. Will you?"
"Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service."
If at first
"If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no
hope for it."
A to B
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge
"Imagination is the preview of forthcoming attractions."
"Good brand design's focal point is the mnemonic device (trademark) that has the ability to attract the attention of passers-by without being obtrusive. It will find a place in the mind to motivate the emotions and leave a lasting memory."
"Good ideas rarely come in bunches. The designer who voluntarily presents his client with a batch of layouts does so not out prolificacy, but out of uncertainty or fear."
"Many clients don't understand their success is reliant on standing out, not fitting in."
"If you dig a hole and it's in the wrong place, digging it deeper isn't going to help."
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
"Look to see and not just to look."
"What is the most treasured and well-used piece of equipment in the studio? My head."
"There is nothing glamorous in what I do. I'm a working man. Perhaps I'm luckier than most in that I receive considerable satisfaction from doing useful work which I, and sometimes others, think is good."
"Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of every meeting in every single department."
“From the dawn of civilization until 2003, humankind generated five exabytes of data. Now we produce five exabytes every two days…and the pace is accelerating.”
The exabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. The prefix exa indicates the sixth power of 1,000 and means 1018 in the International System of Units (SI), and therefore 1 exabyte is one quintillion bytes (short scale). The unit symbol for the exabyte is EB.
1 EB = 1000000000000000000B = 1018bytes = 1000petabytes = 1 billion gigabytes.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Not beautiful is wrong
“When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong”
Richard Buckminster Fuller