A product is bought to be used. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional, but also psychological and aesthetic. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.
A German industrial designer closely associated with functionalist school of industrial design.
The impression, and not just the first one, is largely formed at the entry point, physical or attentional, to a system or environment. People do judge books by their covers and Internet sites by their first pages.
The Director of Design at Stuff Creators Design in Houston and author of the best-selling design book, Universal Principles of Design.
When it comes to design, beauty boils down to two things: fulfilling a function well and bringing joy. In other words, beauty in design is less about aesthetic beauty and more about how well it helps us perform certain tasks.
A British designer, artist, and entrepreneur. Advised companies such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and Coca Cola.
Progress bars help make wait times tolerable, regardless of their accuracy.
Wizards of UX
This quote is hard to attribute to one particular person as it is a generally accepted piece of advice repeated by many. It is part of the collective wisdom of Wizards of UX!
We designers create tools. Tools that you can live in, sit on, eat with, tools that enable communication and support learning, creating, and mending. Our tools can be powerful, they can be beautiful, and on many occasions they’re not motivated by understood or articulated needs.
Former Chief Design Officer of Apple, currently serving as a Chancellor of the Royal College of Art.