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But active programming consists of the design of new programs, rather than contemplation of old programs.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Always beware an unsigned architectural design.
Design is people.
There are two main methodologies of open source development. There’s the Apache model, which is design by committee – great for things like web servers. Then you have the benevolent dictator model. That’s what Ubuntu is doing, with Mark Shuttleworth.
I design for the use of a building and the place and for the people who use it… the reputation for arrogance comes because when work is offered to me, I look whether I can find a genuine interest in quality.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it’s not a product; it’s an understanding of human nature.
French design hardly exists, except as artificial modernism.
When you as a designer design something that burdens a community with maintenance and old world technology, basically failed developed world technology, then you will crush that community way beyond bad design; you’ll destroy the economics of that community, and often the community socially is broken.
Fashion and interior design are one and the same.
They say that the best furniture and clothing design from the ’50s and ’60s is Scandinavian or Milanese.
Three years ago the Government announced the creation of Reconciliation Place, and said that it would include a memorial to those removed from their families. However, they refused to include any of those who were removed in the design of their own memorial.
There’s a lot of shoes that people consider high-end fashion, from Balenciaga to this and that or whatever, and the Pro Models are very similar to me. They’re very fashionable to me – the design and the shape of them. I just like them.
I do what I love to do at the moment. If I wake up tomorrow and decide I want to dance, that’s what I’d do. Or design clothes. I think I’d throw myself into whatever I’m doing now. It’s not about abandoning what I was doing before, or giving up. It’s about knowing that if I die tomorrow, I lived the way I wanted to.
The details are not the details. They make the design.
The path to the CEO’s office should not be through the CFO’s office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design.
Just as predatory animals follow a similar general design and behave in similar ways, so organizations, especially those in competition with one another, must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail.
The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.
Companies that are design-led understand that design is not a deliverable; it is a profound manifestation of the human spirit.
Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.
To me, Celine is unrivaled, and Hedi Slimane has such a multifaceted talent – from clothing design to photography. He creates this rare, incredible, and desirable world through his vision. I’m always inspired by his work.
The only thing Martha and I have in common is that we both used to model. Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live.
I love Prada shirts because they’re so decorative and figure-hugging, but I also like Reiss shirts because they’re clean, simple and look as if they’ve come off the peg from a design house.
I am interested in the idea of ‘taste.’ And by ‘taste,’ I mean opinion, inspiration and the craft of creating a personality through fabric and design.
If we don’t have accurate information, if we are not able to tell difficult truth one to another, we will never be able to effectively design a policy for Iraq.
Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
If you write your own tools, you can sort of see new things, design new things.
The federal debt in this country is principally of Republican design.
I became an art major, took every art class my school had to offer. In college, I majored in Advertising Art and Design.
The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.
We are not inferring design to account for a black box, but to account for an open box.
The best design work is really done when you spend more time with people, when you have the opportunity to be of the same mindset and the same incentives as the founder of the business.
So if I want to buy a light in a shop and I don’t find a light that I like, I think to myself what would I like? What would I like to buy? Then I started to imagine and design it for myself a lot of the time.
From a design perspective, the U.S. has always been a great source of inspiration for me.
We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design.
I don’t act, I don’t direct, I don’t design.
The design of a dress, furniture, a house, a room, a street and a city are all the same process.
In any case, his judgment and set of values, acting alone or through his assistants, determine not only what is gold and what is dross but the design of the history which he creates out of the metal. The historian decides what is significant, and what is not.
I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound – indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks.
Well, yes, I mean, I think that, you know, my sources suggest that there’s a lot of support for the notion that there is a lot of Koran abuse and that it was very much a systematic design, not just an aberration.
Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
There is a group of individuals who are radical jihadists. We need to call them by name. They believe it is OK to kill people in the name of their religion. It is not all of Islam. It is not all Muslims. But there is a subgroup who believe it is OK. In fact, it is their plan and design to kill people.
There are two kinds of designers: ones who are very happy locked in their office surrounded by their coterie. The last thing they need to do is to go to a trunk show; they’d go running for the hills. I not only enjoy it, I think, how do you design things that are applicable to life – unless you live it?
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.
You have to design and program differently. Combat action in an MMO is so different to combat in a first-person shooter.
The big difference between couture and ready-to-wear is not design. It is the fabrics, the handwork, and the fittings. The act of creation is the same.
Borderline embarrassing fact: I used to have a pseudo line when I was seven called Zizzy Fashion. I love clothing, and I would eventually like to design as well as act.
When I meet celebrities, I have to know what they are like and only then can I design. The clothes have to fit their personality.
Economic engineering is about the design and analysis of frameworks for achieving specific economic objectives.
I’m constantly thinking about design, shapes, patterns and colors, so I just want to be more of a blank canvas. But there is a comfort in knowing what you’re going to wear, and that probably comes from Catholic school, where I wore a uniform for 10 years.
I don’t separate architecture, design, or culture. What’s more important is a language of creativity that carries meaning.
By supporting all the links in the building chain and giving them an easy, intuitive tool for sharing model-based project information, GTeam enhances workflows and improves communication from design through to fabrication and assembly.
It turns out it’s not rocket science to design a sacred space.
When you design it, think how you would feel if you had to fly it! Safety first!
There are professions more harmful than industrial design, but only a few.
I specialise in taking teams of designers, psychologists, usability experts, sociologists and ethnographers into the field. It’s called ‘corporate anthropology,’ but personally I’m more comfortable with ‘design research,’ because I’m not an anthropologist by training.
What made Louis Vuitton famous was the quality. We don’t do marketing; we just create products which are exceptional in their design and craftsmanship.
Even when I was a little girl, I remember going to the Museum of Modern Art. I think my parents took me there once or twice. And what I really remember is the design collection.
The point is that I don’t design stuff for myself. I’m a toolmaker. I design things that other people want to use.
Music is where I have the most creative freedom, but I love producing. To me, that’s kind of where all the action is. You get a chance to have your hands in every aspect of a film. From picking a director, sometimes picking a writer, to the actors, the wardrobe, set design, editing, music, and marketing.
Design is not for philosophy it’s for life.
I come from a different era and I design clothes for our era. I think of people I want to dress when I design.
I believe consistency and orthogonality are tools of design, not the primary goal in design.
I have to experience the Nokia products. I’m a major contributor to the design and the quality of the devices. I have a lot of feedback to provide the teams on that. But also I have to carry competitive devices. You have to understand the competition.
Good design is good business.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
If you’re talking to an architect, he can look at a blank piece of paper, and once the initial design is there, the formula kicks in. Each room should have something unique and different about it – much the same way that in a song, every eight bars or so, a new piece of information should be introduced.
It’s a very strange thing for a designer to say, but one of the things that really irritates me in products is when I’m aware of designers wagging their tails in my face.
Good design should be honest.
I was in college, and very disappointed. I majored in commercial art and interior design for three or four years. At that time, it seemed the thing I really wanted to do, production design, just wasn’t available in the U.K., so I turned to music.
Nearly all inventions are not recognised for their positive side either when they’re made. So, for example, scientists didn’t go out to design a CD machine: they designed a laser. But we got all sorts of things from a laser which we never remotely imagined, and we’re still finding things for a laser to do.
I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.
The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don’t design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don’t really care, as long as we’re selling the one the customer wants.
The scientific argument advanced for intelligent design at the Dover trial, those arguments collapsed, scientifically and intellectually.
I’m into designing houses and interior design. I like change. I like creating things out of nothing.
Obviously, I come from one background, and the people that design fitness equipment have been doing it for years and years, and they know what works and doesn’t work.
Design, if it is to be ecologically responsible and socially responsive, must be revolutionary and radical.
I studied video game design. The one thing I knew for sure about myself is I didn’t want to study acting.
My style is kind of eclectic and I don’t like to do the same thing over and over again. I like to have fun and explore myself so you won’t see the same design.
What people respond to in my room makeovers is the daring design – fearless colors, bold fabrics and occasionally outlandish decor.
I don’t design cars. I’m not a designer. I know what I desire to be built, I know what the end result is, the horsepower, the competition we’ll be working against – but I leave it to the people who work with me to put it all together. I don’t do anything.
And then, build a bustling wonderful city of the 21st century, with a restoration of a spectacular skyline, which Manhattan, of course, needs. So, that is really the design as a whole.
I really liked the design of Batman. I liked the concept. There’s a lot more you can do with Batman than most other superheroes.
Precisely because intelligent design does not turn the study of biological origins into a Bible-science controversy, intelligent design is a position around which Christians of all stripes can unite.
I don’t particularly follow the Bauhaus school of design, where you make everything into a black box – simplify it.
Architects design houses. I live in a home.
I’ve always thought that design can have equal importance to the idea of internal architecture. Professionally, things can be very dogmatic – you do the architecture, someone else does the interiors, someone else does the furniture, the fabric, etc. But I think design is all-encompassing.
Any design, whether it’s for a ship or an airplane, must be done in anticipation of potential failures.
I’m really not for famous people who design a line for a company, when you know it’s not really them creating it but a team of designers, especially when there are so many talented people who’ve taken the time to go and study fashion.
The artist in me cries out for design.
I’m not really well educated – other than an art survey course at the High School of Art and Design in New York when I was, like, 15. I don’t know the history of art, but I got over intimidation from the art world when I realized that I was allowed to feel whatever I want and like whatever I want.
I’m going to design again, but I come back when it’s the right project, so I keep my passion for it intact.
I’ve found that people who design computers don’t know a lot about displays.
I learn my lines while on the golf course. I try to do two or three things at once. I have ideas for books all the time, I have ideas for paintings all the time, and I write them all down. I take my sketchpad and my iPad, which I design on, and I do sit down and do specific tasks at specific times.
If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
I’m a designer, and I think if you work in fashion, you have to give people fantasy.
I have a notebook, and I know what decisions will be made in pre-production. Everything is pre-determined in the pre-production period. I visually design the whole thing, and I know when things will happen.
When the Grateful Dead needed a quality sound system to deliver our sonic payload, I learned electronics and speaker design.
I love design.
The world of design has been subjugated by the rigors of manufacturing and mass production.
We don’t design by calculator or by demographics or anything like that. We really are a group of creative, sensitive people. We have our charmed little world where we get to make things. We’re really lucky.
Wherever you are, design your life. Live the values of your generation.
Even as a young boy, my passion was to design, and I have been very lucky to be able to do what I have loved all my life. There can be few greater gifts than that.
As New York City kids, you lived fast and partied hard as teenagers – experiences that informed your design aesthetic.
I design a lot of things that I wear onstage, but I’m always looking for unique stuff. I like creative things, so anything I can find at a secondhand costume shop to a Helmut Lang store, it doesn’t matter – just unique stuff.
The sky is a free asset in design, and nothing unnecessary should be planted that takes away the sky.
After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared.
At some point in your life, if you’re lucky, you get to design the way in which things evolve.
You all know that each title in the Chronicles has a chess theme; that’s partly because of the overall design of the Chronicles themselves – the game of chess as an analogue of the game of life.
I never set out to do interior design; I just do what I do, and some people come along and want me to work with them.
I’ve always been a proponent of the idea that technology doesn’t matter to game design. The example I always like to point out is ‘Tetris,’ one of the greatest games ever made.
I’d love to design a school.
I’m not really a fashion designer. I just love clothes. I’ve never been to design school. I can’t sketch. I can’t cut patterns and things. I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf.
We should always look upon ourselves as God’s servants, placed in God’s world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.
I moved to New York and went to art school at Parsons School of Design. Became a photographer. Became a creative consultant.
Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.
I design music; I don’t produce it.
I design things to help people to hopefully express their personality.
Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.
I love the idea of couture and its emphasis on creation. There’s where I made my name – in design – and there’s where I’d like to stay.
Also note that invariably when we design something that can be used by those with disabilities, we often make it better for everyone.
I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world.
I have always been fascinated by Shaker design and the culture of the Shakers.
I wasn’t supposed to run as much as I did in the NFL. But it turned out that all that scrambling I had done in college became necessary in the NFL. It wasn’t by design. It was because I was running for my life!
Independent graphic novelists have already achieved good work in terms of design, but all these great minds are writing in English. There is a need for people to write in Hindi.
Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that’s because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection.
Golf course design is exciting.
For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation.
Being in the design industry, I’ve tended to meet more people who are affected by HIV and AIDS.
Write out the story – rapidly, fluently, and not too critically – following the second or narrative-order synopsis. Change incidents and plot whenever the developing process seems to suggest such change, never being bound by any previous design.
Few developments central to the history of art have been so misrepresented or misunderstood as the brief, brave, glorious, doomed life of the Bauhaus – the epochally influential German art, architecture, crafts, and design school that was founded in Goethe’s sleepy hometown of Weimar in 1919.
I have always been interested in design, but in the beginning I didn’t set out to make jewelry specifically.
When I was a very little boy, I lived underneath the air pattern of LaGuardia airport in New York and I watched the planes fly to their destinations. I was in love with the design of these airplanes.
I am always locked in my design studio.
Give us detailed, testable, mechanistic accounts for the origin of life, the origin of the genetic code, the origin of ubiquitous bio macromolecules and assemblages like the ribosome, and the origin of molecular machines like the bacterial flagellum, and intelligent design will die a quick and painless death.
I am very happy to design haute couture. It’s a love story between couture and me.
We want to have a relationship with technology that gives us back choice about how we spend time with it, and we’re going to need help from designers, because knowing this stuff doesn’t help. We’re going to need design help.
Graphic Design, which fulfills aesthetic needs, complies with the laws of form and exigencies of two-dimensional space; which speaks in semiotics, sans-serifs, and geometrics; which abstracts, transforms, translates, rotates, dilates, repeats, mirrors, groups, and regroups, is not good design if it is irrelevant.
I’m getting into interior design.
From the outset, MoMA followed the Bauhaus’s strict prohibition against design that even hinted at the decorative, a prejudice that skewed the pioneering museum‘s view of Modernism for decades.
I have high hopes that GIS will become increasingly relevant for landscape architects as we make the tools easier to use for the design process of just inventory and mapping.
When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
You have to have talent to design and to dress thousands of women or millions of women around the world. And you know very well, the only thing they want is to look more beautiful.
Design is about creating spaces for people to enjoy and of course, creating moments where you elevate the spirit, but ‘design for good’ is figuring out a program that not only creates better spaces, but creates jobs, creates new industry and really kind of raises the conversation about how we rebuild.
Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.
Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That’s pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.
Clothes and jewellery should be startling, individual. When you see a woman in my clothes, you want to know more about them. To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers.
I was just taught very early that if I didn’t solve problems, I was headed for a very dark path. Problems were everywhere. Now, even if there are no problems, I look for problems. I’m like, ‘You know what? I don’t like the way this spoon works. I want to design a new spoon.’
Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent – not with how things are but with how they might be – in short, with design.
On June 3, 2015, in keeping with a long tradition, I visited my home club in the Pepper Pike suburb of Cleveland, known simply as The Country Club. It’s an old William Flynn design and perhaps the most underrated course in America. It’s elegant, challenging and filled with old-world charm.
British innovation in design, in the creative arts, in engineering and manufacturing is world class.
I think every business, really, has a unique reason for being, unique assets, unique attributes, a unique history. And that can be turned into a very attractive design story, essentially, that consumers can relate to.
In nature, there is no separation between design, engineering, and fabrication; the bone does it all.
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. So my being able to reach the masses was something that meant a great deal to me – especially for women who could never wear Vera Wang.
A great dream of mine would be to run a design studio full of scientists who think about science as creatively as if they were doing art.
The way I define ‘intelligent design’ is that when people started out, we wanted to make sense of the world we lived in, so we created stories about how things worked.
I’ve always loved to paint – I was studying to do an art degree when I was approached to become a model – and I’ve being doing some design work as well. I also love just having a quiet time, sitting in my little library at home in Brooklyn and reading or watching documentaries or listening to music.
I like to find areas where design has not yet gone.
I used to design for my body, which was flat-chested with big hips. That’s why my clothes were tight on top with full skirts.
I want to design jewelry for girls and guys… I’ma spread it out, but I’ma design, probably when I’m just designing furniture and buildings, I’ll probably being the jewelry thing, too.
‘Intelligent Design,’ the relabeled, repackaged form of American creationism, has always had a problem. It just can’t seem to produce any evidence.
I wrote a song on the record called ‘Flawed Design’ and it’s basically looking at that, and it was just exploring how everybody obviously has flaws. I think to embrace those flaws – enjoy them, embrace them – and actually be a real person is something that a lot of people struggle with, myself included.
Design is the courage and brilliance to cover an original and make it different.
I enjoy trying to inspire myself. I enjoy the artistic side of everything. Music, art, fashion, everything. I just like to be on the cutting edge of it. I’m into designing houses and interior design. I like change. I like creating things out of nothing.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.
I discovered at an early age that all I’ve ever wanted to do is design.
I design some of my own clothes now.
Throughout the country, I see the same design problems and solutions over and over.
There are two methods in software design. One is to make the program so simple, there are obviously no errors. The other is to make it so complicated, there are no obvious errors.
I didn’t think that personal style had much value in graphic design.
Sometimes I can’t figure designers out. It’s as if they flunked human anatomy.
Things like anatomy and drawing and design and color had pretty much been drop-kicked out of the curriculum in the ’70s, when I was studying art, in favor of abstraction and minimalism.
Pictures, abstract symbols, materials, and colors are among the ingredients with which a designer or engineer works. To design is to discover relationships and to make arrangements and rearrangements among these ingredients.
I’d love to design bridal dresses.
Informed clients are better clients, and they make for better design.
Gucci has always represented great design and contemporary lifestyle.
How can you look at the Texas legislature and still believe in intelligent design?
I graduated from school for graphic design, and I started to get into acting class just to get over severe fright. I was an extremely shy person. I could barely say hello to anybody.
Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
In the design process, there’s a need to be culturally comprehensive.
If you don’t have an emotionally engaging design for a device, no one will care about it.
A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
I’ve never had anyone define purity. You probably can’t define purity. Purity is to live according to original design.
Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love.
Art has definitely influenced how I think of design, both as individual items and as a body of work.
I always wanted to be an actor, but I always loved design, and growing up in New Orleans there was such great style, great architecture. I would decorate my little apartment in New York over and over again, because it only had a couple of rooms. And I did it for friends and family on the side just for fun.
I could design an $800 shoe line; it’s easy. You use the best materials and you can make beautiful shoes. It’s easier than making great shoes for $90.
I started collecting aerial photographs of Native American and South Pacific architecture; only the African ones were fractal. And if you think about it, all these different societies have different geometric design themes that they use. So Native Americans use a combination of circular symmetry and fourfold symmetry.
Sacred spaces can be created in any environment.
Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design.
Surprisingly, the Eisenhower Memorial design contains almost none of the known Gehry-box of tricks. His giant etched chain-link curtain, first applied in 1979 to hide an ungracious parking garage at Santa Monica Place, is resurrected for Eisenhower to screen the equally graceless facade of the Department of Education.
My affliction has been… I can make something or draw something or design something better than I can explain it.
Anyone with a computer and a design program can create a page layout. But unless you’re trained in design, it won’t look very good and it won’t communicate very well.
The Constitution remains brilliant in its overall design and sound with respect to the Bill of Rights and the separation of powers. But there are numerous archaic provisions that inhibit constructive change and adaptation. These constitutional bits affect the daily life of the republic and every citizen in it.
With increasing fervor since the 1980s, sustainability has been the watchword of scientists, environmental activists, and indeed all those concerned about the complex, fragile systems on the sphere we inhabit. It has shaped debates about business, design, and our lifestyles.
In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else’s sake – to abandon our own desires and put our child’s interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.
I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
I think, aesthetically, car design is so interesting – the dashboards, the steering wheels, and the beauty of the mechanics. I don’t know how any of it works, I don’t want to know, but it’s inspirational.
Mother Nature has been the best bioengineer in history. Why not harness the evolutionary process to design proteins?
I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things.
I’m completely taken and impressed by the planning authority of Singapore and its Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It’s the most cutting-edge agency in the world. They have very effective guidelines for development, and they review design as it evolves.
I was going to design sports cars, but my father came to my college to visit me. At the time he was making a picture in Sweden and he took me there with him. I got to see Ingmar Bergman’s company and I thought, ‘Gee, filmmaking is a lot more fun than sports cars,’ so I decided to follow him and go into acting.
The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it.
I was at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver for four years, and I loved it.
I would like to design what people generally call streetwear. I’d like to dress skateboarders, or whatever the older equivalent of skateboarders are. I pay more attention to that stuff than anyone would ever imagine because I’m watching what the designers do.
So I went for engineering, specifically product design, which I enjoyed.
Can you design a Rorschach test that’s going to make everyone feel something every time – and that looks like a Rorschach test? It’s easy to show a picture of a kitten or a car accident. The question is, how abstract can you get and still get the audience to feel something when they don’t know what’s happening to them?
There are people who design buildings that are not technically and financially good, and there are those who do. Two categories – simple.
I like playing sport. I’m a bit of a design enthusiast, and like spending time with my girlfriend and mates.
I wanted to be a writer as a teen… so storytelling was my first love. In my late teens, design became an obsession as I realized that I could express myself through the medium. Much later, when I founded Fuseproject in 1999, our slogan became ‘design brings stories to life.’
Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.
Good design is good business.
All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
I’m an artist. So if acting doesn’t work out, which I hope it does, I’m probably going to go into graphic design or something like that.
Perhaps I’d like to design cars, but I don’t think I’d be much good at it.
I’ve generally got a good eye for design and proportion.
I’d love to design stuff that I’d like to wear and that other people could wear, too.
Design is an iterative process. One idea often builds on another.
A lot of people don’t get it, but I design from the inside out so that the finished product looks inevitable somehow. I think it’s important to create spaces that people like to be in, that are humanistic.
Any set of decisions about design is inevitably influenced by cultural prejudice, no matter how intent an architect might be to avoid it.
By design, Bitcoin is a scarce resource with a predictable supply of new issuance. And it is this scarcity and predictable supply that make it so attractive as an underlying asset to bind to economic activity and trade.
I like to choreograph and create and design the costumes and do it all and then step back and watch it and then move on to the next project.
I design for the inspiring, stylish women I meet every day. I try not to look around or be distracted by what other people are creating. I make jewelry that I want to keep for years to come and I really love what I do!
For me, the sound design and the musical score is a big part of what makes scary movies work.
So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy, that’s a great reward.
There is great mystery in a church. For me, there is a great privilege to be confronted with the design of a church because it shelters the most powerful themes of humanity: birth, marriage, death.
It was always my goal to ‘up the ante’ on good design, and I’ve devoted much of my career to this.
I have a passion for design. Be it a line of clothes or taking a gut decision with unique pieces of furniture, one should always be willing to experiment.
Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.
We call the fates of the Titanic and the Concordia – as well as those of the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia – ‘accidents.’ Foreseeing such undesirable events is what engineers are expected to do. However, design trade-offs leave technological systems open to failings once predicted, but later forgotten.
Good design doesn’t date.
Urban design as a discipline barely exists in most American and Canadian cities. In Singapore, there are innovative transportation strategies at work.
I never wanted to design clothes. I never wanted to work for the fashion industry. Shoes sort of belong to the fashion industry, which is why I’m part of the fashion industry. But that’s never been my thought. My thought since I was a child was really to design those shoes for girls on stage.
We thought it would be fun to try to design a show that would work well internationally and so that’ s what we’re intending to do with Fraggle Rock, and we are indeed now selling it around the world.
Airplanes were invented by natural selection. Now you can say that intelligent design designs our airplanes of today, but there was no intelligent design really designing those early airplanes. There were probably at least 30,000 different things tried, and when they crash and kill the pilot, don’t try that again.
I studied to be an architect. And I find tremendous similarities between building a company and the design process. Businesses have to do their planning on the fly in a fashion similar to an architect sketching.
I have made bouquets of pleats, bouquets of flowers, bouquets of ruffles, bouquets of feathers. Often I design in mousseline, held tightly around the waist, and with something else going on all around.
Design shouldn’t have to take a backseat to sustainability and making things responsibly.
God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him.
The primary factor is proportions.
Developing games for the PC and consoles is all about everything and the kitchen sink. In many ways, you don’t have design decisions to make. You do it all. So I enjoy going back to making decisions about what’s important as I’m working on a game.
Data and data sets are not objective; they are creations of human design. We give numbers their voice, draw inferences from them, and define their meaning through our interpretations.
I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design. I did a little bit of acting.
Design is a powerful factor in communication between disciplines and stakeholders and can transform knowledge into creative, human-oriented solutions that can promote companies‘ and countries’ competitive ability and foster innovation and growth.
Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. That’s its role.
I love design in general, the creativity. Whether it is golf courses, my apparel line, ads we do or our business with AriZona, design is fun.
You cannot design shoes if you only think about fashion; it’s too realistic. When I design, I dream.
It’s about the power of design and the power of the human spirit. It’s above paying anybody to do something stupid for money like reality television does – like ambushing people.
Good design doesn’t date. Bad design does.
When I announced the development of Perl 6, I said it was going to be a community design. I designed Perl, myself. It’s limited by my own brain power. So I wanted Perl 6 to be a community design.
My particular aesthetic of light and color and design wouldn’t change as a result of working with computer graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures.
When I started this project, I was a young architect. I was very apprehensive about any changes to the design. Whether I wanted to or not, I learned that you can accept some changes to its form without compromising its intent. But it’s a leap of faith that I didn’t want to make initially – to put it mildly.
As an architect, I learned to think and express myself on flat forms, on paper, and to imagine the contour of the lines of a design.
Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.
Unfortunately, the client that exists today is still pretty much the prototype design.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
This is what I like about being a designer: You can’t really get it until you see it.
Design is an expression of one’s most deeply rooted internal values.
I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design, and all in all, I can look back on my collegiate experience and say that I really did enjoy myself.
I do not discriminate about size. I design dresses to accentuate a woman’s positives, whether you are a size 0 or a size 3X.
I believe in empty spaces; they’re the most wonderful thing.
Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper, may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin, or follow bad courses, out of charitable design, and with hope to reclaim them.
‘Design’ is a word that’s come to mean so much that it’s also a word that has come to mean nothing.
I have had this view of the optimization of the electrode design for a long time. Historically we went through various phases in the work and eventually worked on large sheets – very large sheets – of palladium.
Above all, John Galliano menswear is all about good design. And men have been short-changed by good design for too long.
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.
So, I’m always around video games but I’ve always been interested in them from a visual perspective, with the graphic design and that whole thing. I don’t know if that comes from my love of photography or what but that’s always what’s held my interest about them.
So we originally expected to make about 35 gigawatt hours at the cell level and about 50 gigawatt hours at the module or pack level. Now we are expecting to do about 150 gigawatt hours in the same volumetric space as the original design.
Uniqlo as a company has always developed new fabrics and is always trying to be innovative. The design is simple, so the fabric is important.
All those involved in the construction of an architectural design, from the architect to the builder, have an attachment to the architecture, although it’s difficult to quantify the attachment.
I do very little industrial design. I’m asked a lot, but I certainly don’t see myself as an industrial designer.
As Irving Good realised in 1965, machines with superhuman intelligence could repeatedly improve their design even further, triggering what Vernor Vinge called a ‘singularity.’
Art is to be free. Design is to fix.
Books are better than movies because you design the set the way you want it to look.
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.
People say I am the king of painful shoes. I don’t want to create painful shoes, but it is not my job to create something comfortable. I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be, but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness. I’m not against them, but comfort is not my focus.
Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far.
We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.
Sometimes, you start with the drawing and then the gag comes to you in the middle of it. That is when you start working on the solution of the gag, which is composition, placing, equilibrium, and character design.
I help design my own tennis clothes.
Through our evolution, we’re so specialized for social interaction. So, if you can really design robots that can interact with people, in this very natural, interpersonal way, I think that would be great. You wouldn’t have to have people read manuals, in order to operate them.
I’m involved in everything from highly progressive lighting systems to airline interiors. In the field of transportation I can go from the micro to the macro: architecture, transportation, industrial product design, right across the board. It’s Russian dollism, because they all interrelate: one goes into the other.
I like entertainment and think mastery is good, though I don’t feel like a master. If a theme means having a story that’s legible, then that’s certainly what we do. But we don’t treat design as an add-on layer.
It is not that you do wrong by design, but that you should never do right by mistake.
Space is the breath of art.
In two days, it’s hard to to get the quality you would normally want for a design project.
Once I got out of architecture school I decided not to be an architect, I just started my own little design studio.
Gaming in general is a male thing. It isn’t that gaming is designed to exclude women. Everybody who’s tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women.
Preventing global warming from becoming a planetary catastrophe may take something even more drastic than renewable energy, superefficient urban design, and global carbon taxes.
I studied literature design and fashion design.
I had talked for years about doing a restaurant with Rocky Dudum, who’s been my friend since I first came to San Francisco. Then Rocky’s son, Jeff, said he wanted to design it, so he traveled around the country to sports restaurants like Mickey Mantle‘s and Michael Jordan‘s, and he came up with a great concept.
Everyday people are not very good designers.
It was something I was more interested in myself. When I went to see my sister dance at ballet, I was really into costumes and the arts, and my family was also supportive of whatever me and my sister wanted to do. I would say I pushed myself the most to be into design.
Interior design is a business of trust.
I’m not into fashion, but I like design. I wear the same shoes every day.
I always wanted to be a filmmaker and became one through sheer single-mindedness. I came to filmmaking from a background in graphic design. I went to film school at Newcastle Polytechnic.
I have always had an interest in fashion and design and I appreciate style and timelessness within my footwear and accessories both on and off the court.
I’d like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right.
The clothes that I design and everything I’ve done is about life and how people live and how they want to live and how they dream they’ll live. That’s what I do.
I would love to design clothes. Bretman clothing would be a good reflection of my personality, with a super-extra, nonbinary, and non-gendered clothes that are made with quality sustainable fabrics.
Graphic design is a hobby that I started with back in 2010-2011, which I am still doing today. And because of that, I was able to design my own stuff and designed my own logo.
Design has taken the place of what sailing used to be.
I’d like to be able to design as easily as if I was using Photoshop. I’d like to be able to create a multicolumn layout and control source order without having to do advanced mathematics or hire Eric Meyer or Dan Cederholm to figure out the CSS, because I can’t.
While a case can be made for intelligent design, I can’t figure out why some Christians are so thrilled about that possibility. First of all, it doesn’t prove there’s a God. If anything, intelligent design lends support to some form of pantheism that defines God as immanent within nature.
Apart from photography and music videos, I also do graphic design.
Now I design what I want to wear, and it works that way.
People who run a ready-to-wear company are businessmen rather than production or design people.
All I’ve ever wanted to do is design and make; it’s what I love doing.
I think taking design out of the studio and really having a relationship with the people that you’re making it for really convinced me of how powerful a thing design is. It’s not just an aesthetic decoration.
I love HGTV. I love working on my house and have really been bit by the ‘luxury remodeling’ bug. ‘Million Dollar Rooms,’ ‘Million Dollar Listing‘… any show that can give me design inspiration, I soak it in and try my hand at it. Home Depot is my second home!
The essence of architecture is form and space, and light is the essential element to the key to architectural design, probably more important than anything. Technology and materials are secondary.
To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
I have been wildly enthused about gaming since I was younger, and a career path I chose not to go down but did really consider was getting into programming and game design.
I have beautiful, beautiful clothes, designed by my bachelor boy son, Kenny. Kenny has a big following as it is, and even Lady Gaga has asked Kenny to design dresses for her. But Kenny isn’t very keen on, well, shall we say, extreme women. He likes someone that women all over the world can identify with.
If I wanted to do clothes or if I wanted to make a building or design a choreography, you are able to do that – they are all under a similar kind of design umbrella.
Snohetta promotes a more democratic workplace atmosphere than most other architectural offices. This may merely reflect prevalent employment practices in Scandinavia, but Snohetta places a stronger emphasis on group participation in the design process than typical high-style firms.
With fashion, you really need to understand the aspects of construction. Not just design on an iPad.
There is no city in America that has reduced crime as much as we have in the last three years. This is not the product of accident. This is the product of design.
Nothing I do is by design. It’s always the result of a happy accident. I didn’t have a career plan. It has just become the way it is. It’s all good fun.
The moment you design the post of a HR manager in the police, your whole outlook towards your team changes. You designate an official to look after their health, their professional needs, their preparedness and motivation, which in most cases becomes quintessential.
I’m not the expert on the great gameplay. I come in for the character design, monsters, atmosphere. I’m not the technician.
If a course needs to be in great condition to be played effectively, then the design strategy is flawed.
Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.
The principal and only way to make an heirloom product is to design something that people will need not just this year, but for the next 50 or 100 years.
I learned that the first technology appeared in the form of stone tools, 2.6 million years ago. First entertainment comes evidence from flutes that are 35,000 years old. And evidence for first design comes 75,000 years old – beads. And you can do the same with your genes and track them back in time.
I wanted to design a museum in which everything would seem clear.
I design therefore I become.
I don’t start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate.
Design my own line? No, I just like the culture.
Intelligent design is a modest position theologically and philosophically. It attributes the complexity and diversity of life to intelligence, but does not identify that intelligence with the God of any religious faith or philosophical system.
I describe the design process as like the tip of the iceberg. What you don’t see is the long haul: all the endless auditing and things like that.
There is a voice, and there is a DNA to how I design.
I don’t like the collusion between high fashion design and high street. You have to know where you stand. I belong to luxury fashion. That’s what I’ve always felt and embraced. I like the best quality, the best fabrics and the most creative field in fashion. I will stay consistent. I belong to this world.
The craftless anarchy of the Beat poets on the one hand, and the extreme control of Henry James on the other, suggest that for most human beings, just as both freedom and discipline are necessary in life, serendipity and design must coexist in a work to make it readable.
God didn’t design anyone to be recognized by 2 billion people.
I’ve never mentioned this, but when I was at Parsons teaching, the other design disciplines, they don’t like fashion design. They see it as very nineteenth-century.
I always look forward to the next project. That is one of the wonderful things about architecture – you always can hope for another project to design.
The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution.
Just like zillions of children, album covers educated and informed me, and certainly did I later transpose organically, rather than by intent, those principles both in fashion design and photography.
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.
There are really two things that have to occur in order for a new technology to be affordable to the mass market. One is you need economies of scale. The other is you need to iterate on the design. You need to go through a few versions.
Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It’s about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and intimate and like the fire inside the earth – intense but not distorted. You can go to a place, really feel it in your heart. It’s actually a beautiful feeling.
Victor Papenack, who was teaching design, had his students making radios for a penny each that could be shipped to Third World people.
My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians.
Design is an unknown.
Design is inherently optimistic. That is its power.
I thank Marc Jacobs so much for giving me the opportunity to design a shoe for Louis Vuitton, but the thing that broke my heart most was when they said, ‘You’re finished. The shoe’s finished.’
Design is everything. Everything!
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
The space within becomes the reality of the building.
My favorite days are the ones where I deal only with my own team, design, marketing, working on the next accessories collection.
As a designer, design director or any creative person, you have to hire great people, support them and make them feel comfortable so they can contribute and give you their best.
NPR editors and journalists found themselves caught in a game of trying to please a leadership team who did not want to hear stories on the air about conservatives, the poor, or anyone who didn’t fit their profitable design of NPR as the official voice of college-educated, white, liberal-leaning, upper-income America.