A genuinely creative accomplishment is almost never the result of a sudden insight, a lightbulb flashing on in the dark, but comes after years of hard work.
A Hungarian-American psychologist. He recognized and named the psychological concept of "flow", a highly focused mental state conducive to productivity.
When the point of contact between the product and the people becomes a point of friction, then the designer has failed. On the other hand, if people are made safer, more comfortable, more eager to purchase, more efficient — or just happier — by contact with the product, then the designer has succeeded.
An American industrial engineer, renowned for designing and improving the usability of consumer products such as Hoover vacuum cleaner or the tabletop telephone.
Most accidents are thought to be caused by what is referred to as human error, yet most of them are actually due to design errors rather than errors of human operation.
The Director of Design at Stuff Creators Design in Houston and author of the best-selling design book, Universal Principles of Design.
If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.
An American composer and music theorist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music and one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde.