Be Inspired By These Quotes On Creativity and Design

I really enjoyed reading through this collection of quotes on creativity and design. A selection of my favorites are below. My next goal is to start introducing them into my everyday working conversations.

On the importance of design:

The details are not the details. They make the design. – Charles Eames

Y’all talk about UX like it’s just another feature. For a user, it literally is the product. Full stop. Everything else is inside baseball. – Startup L. Jackson Twitter account

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. – Henry Ford

On the goal of simplicity:

Design isn’t crafting a beautiful textured button with breathtaking animation. It’s figuring out if there’s a way to get rid of the button altogether. – Edward Tufte

A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good. – Martin LeBlanc, Iconfinder

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein

Any product that needs a manual to work is broken. – Elon Musk

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

On making mistakes:

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. – Sir Ken Robinson

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs

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