Beauty comes from conscious reflection and experience. It is influenced by knowledge, learning, and culture. Objects that are unattractive on the surface can give pleasure. Discordant music, for example, can be beautiful. Ugly art can be beautiful.
Donald A. Norman
An American researcher, professor, and author (The Design of Everyday Things). As Apple’s User Experience Architect (90's), he became the first person to have UX in his job title.
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.
A big definition of who you are as a designer is the way you look at the world. And I guess one of the curses of what you do, is you are constantly looking at something and thinking, ‘Why? Why is it like that? Why is it like that and not like this?’
Former Chief Design Officer of Apple, currently serving as a Chancellor of the Royal College of Art.
The design process is the one of sifting through the less important to find the essential.
An American football coach, and executive in the National Football League (NFL).