Design ethos: key
aphorisms
When I am working on a problem, I never
think about beauty but when I have
finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I
k...
A great building must begin with the
unmeasurable, must go through
measurable means when it is being
designed and in the e...
Our guiding principle was that design is
neither an intellectual nor a material
affair, but simply an integral part of the...
Design is a funny word. Some
people think design means how it
looks. But of course, if you dig
deeper, it's really how it ...
What is design? It's where you stand with
a foot in two worlds - the world of
technology and the world of people and
human...
A designer knows he has
achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add, but
when there is nothing left to take
...
Discontent is the first
necessity of progress.
Thomas A. Edison
Recognizing the need is the
primary condition for design.
Charles Eames
Opportunity is missed by most
people because it is dressed
in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison
Form follows function - that has
been misunderstood. Form and
function should be one, joined in
a spiritual union.
Frank L...
To invent, you need a good
imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas A. Edison
Regard it as just as desirable
to build a chicken house as to
build a cathedral.
Frank Lloyd Wright
In my opinion, no single
design is apt to be optimal for
everyone.
Donald Norman
A designer is an emerging synthesis of
artist, inventor, mechanic, objective
economist and evolutionary strategist.
R. Buc...
Engineering, medicine, business,
architecture and painting are concerned
not with the necessary but with the
contingent - ...
Humanity is acquiring all the right
technology for all the wrong reasons.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Everyone is born a genius, but
the process of living de-
geniuses them.
R. Buckminster Fuller
The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an
operating manual.
R. Buckminster Fuller
I'm drawn to furniture
design as complete
architecture on a minor
scale.
Brad Pitt
Ever since I was young I
loved making t...
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  1. 1. Design ethos: key aphorisms
  2. 2. When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. R. Buckminster Fuller
  3. 3. A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable Louis Kahn
  4. 4. Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society. Walter Gropius
  5. 5. Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works. Steve Jobs
  6. 6. What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds - the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes - and you try to bring the two together. Mitchell Kapor
  7. 7. A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  8. 8. Discontent is the first necessity of progress. Thomas A. Edison
  9. 9. Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design. Charles Eames
  10. 10. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison
  11. 11. Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. Frank Lloyd Wright
  12. 12. To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison
  13. 13. Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. Frank Lloyd Wright
  14. 14. In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone. Donald Norman
  15. 15. A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist. R. Buckminster Fuller
  16. 16. 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. Herbert Simon
  17. 17. Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. R. Buckminster Fuller
  18. 18. Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de- geniuses them. R. Buckminster Fuller
  19. 19. The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual. R. Buckminster Fuller
  20. 20. I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale. Brad Pitt Ever since I was young I loved making things and being part of the design process. Maria Sharapova http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/passtheremote/brad%20pitt%20jan%202013.jpg http://cdn.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/maria-sharapova-porsche-14.jpeg

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