Best 47 Quotes & Tweets on Design

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1

Your current habits are perfectly designed to deliver your current results.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

Good design is not picking colors and making it pretty Good design is removing steps, understanding motivations, making it clearer, more navigable, faster, easier... it is how it works not how it looks. Too many products (even at the largest firms in tech) forget this.

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

3

If you don't learn how to code, at least learn how to design and build your own website, on your own domain. Anything else on the internet isn't truly yours - it's building a house on rented land and it could be taken away from you at any time.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

4

I’m starting to believe nothing should be designed in a day. A design needs to stand up to fresh eyes in the morning.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

5

I've never seen someone consistently stick to positive habits in a negative environment. It's hard to resist the pull of what engulfs us. Thankfully, you don't have to be the victim of your environment. You can also be the architect of it. Design carefully.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

Design isn’t how it looks, design is how it works.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

7

What appears to others as luck is often only possible with intentional design and discipline.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

8

It is more effective to design an environment where you don't need willpower than to rely on willpower to conquer your environment.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

Writing is an art Marketing is an art Videography is an art Photography is an art Graphic design is an art Communication is an art Cinematography is an art Social media is an art

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

10

To design a lifestyle based on your own preferences, you must learn how to defeat the sunk cost fallacy. No matter how much you've invested in your current path, you must be be willing to write it all off. Otherwise you'll likely get stuck enduring an existence you dislike.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

11

People often ask me what product design actually is. To design products is to understand what needs, wants, or problems people have, and to construct something that will help solve that problem.

Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo

@joulee

12

It feels good to be praised by your peers. It feels better to be valued by the market. Rather run a packed restaurant than a Michelin-starred one. Rather design a product loved by customers than by other designers.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

13

My favorite part of product design are the subtle adjustments you make last minute that really clear things up. Some stuff just takes a while to feel out and see, and real deadlines force a healthy precision on decision making.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

14

Your environment is a highway to your subconscious operating system. This direct path influences our thoughts, feelings, and decisions. But we can alter its design to put us on the path to success.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

One of the hardest things for a young designer or product manager to do is show off unfinished work Learn how to do this, it will quickly become an invaluable part of your growth process

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

16

I don't like coding that much. I don't like designing that much. I don't like product management that much. But I *love* having shipped a product people love.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

17

Good design gives you as much competitive leverage as good sales or technology.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

18

Your deck says so much about how you think about design.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

19

One of the hardest things about product design is separating familiarity from fitness. Esp if you’ve been working on something for a long time. It’s easy to cling to a design simply because you’re used to it. I fall into this trap all the time. I enjoy breaking out of it, too.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

20

One of the hardest parts of product development is preventing “design by anecdote”. In many ways it’s even worse than design by committee. We all do it - this isn’t a criticism of other people - it’s just one of those things that can derail things quickly if not nudged back fast.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

21

User interface evolution: -Voice -Cave art -Scrolls -Book -Television -Punch cards -Desktop -Laptop -Mobile -Wearables -Voice The interface digitizes, miniaturizes and eventually disappears.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

22

Design default automatic behaviors that put you on the path to success. - If you want to drink less, make a rule that you stop drinking at 8pm. - If you want to sleep better, make a rule that you don't use your phone past 10pm.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

23

We do judge books by their covers. It’s called marketing. And a bad cover can ruin a good story.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

24

I’ve never designed anything with post-it notes on a wall. Always surprised when I see them lining rooms at other companies.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

25

Code makes it run. Design makes it work.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

26

Good design will take you to a place you want to go, great design will take to a place you never thought possible.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

27

I want my work to help me design my preferred lifestyle, not my work to dictate what my lifestyle can be.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

28

Designers favor clean, customers favor obvious. The hard work isn’t making things clean or obvious - it’s finding the right balance.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

29

Good design understand its context.

Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo

@joulee

30

Take design as seriously as technology

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

31

Great design is often times unrecognizable.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

32

To design a lifestyle based on your own preferences, you must learn how to defeat the sunk cost fallacy. No matter how much you've invested in your current path, you must be be willing to write it all off. Otherwise you'll likely get stuck enduring an existence you dislike.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

33

Pretty sure you'd never go wrong with having "webinar" trigger an automatic spam designation.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

34

The “front door” versus the “side door.” It’s commonplace to design your UX by starting with a new user finding your homepage, or the opening screen of an app — those are the front doors. But rarely does that model reality in practice...

Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

@andrewchen

35

Design is multidimensional warfare against complexity.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

36

Great design is an anti-stressor.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

37

Setting goals can be useful for planning your progress, but you need to design a better system to actually make progress.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

38

Good design shrinks the gap between what a product does and why it exists.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

39

Remote work for software development is nothing new. It's been around for the better part of 25 years. What's new is the consumer quality tools that improve communication, development, project management and design. There's the delta. Better tools = better throughput/product.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

40

Free business idea: Job boards for influencers. Influencers have big audiences of like-minded people. They attract job seekers, but don’t want to manage technical stuff. Build software. Run customer service. Beatiful design is the cherry on top. Very profitable business too.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

41

Somewhere along the way... Celebrities became influencers. Serial entrepreneurs became repeat founders. Coders became software engineers. UI/UX became product design. The same, but different.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

42

Good design is intelligence manifested.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

43

The greatest asset in the repertoire of a product manager is a fantastic designer

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

44

A Swiss Army knife is a horrible proxy for any type of product development, design or strategy.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

45

Never underestimate the power of an exotic, fresh interface.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

46

Design is everything, and when it’s great it’s nothing.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

47

Product design is like a funhouse mirror. Shift your perspective just a tiny bit and thin turns to thick, thick to thin.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried