Some Inspirational UX Quotes
10 Jun 2009

Some Inspirational UX Quotes

10 Jun 2009

Here are a few quotes that should provide some mid-week inspiration. Some are fairly familiar and other are new gems:

“It’s the total experience that matters. And that starts from when you first hear about a product… experience is more based upon memory than reality. If your memory of the product is wonderful, you will excuse all sorts of incidental things.”
Don Norman, 2008

“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”
– Steve Jobs

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”
– Charles Mingus

“Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.”
Paola Antonelli, 2001

“Good [experience design] practitioners know what their job really is: to spread customer-centered thinking throughout the organization.”
Mark Hurst, 2009

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
Steve Jobs, 2003

“A personality trait describes the way people behave in a given situation. [… As] soon as we design anything that behaves in a particular way, it has a personality. Even if we never thought about it that way.”
Don Norman, 2005

“Great design thinkers observe the world in minute detail. They notice things that others do not and use their insights to inspire innovation.”
Tim Brown, 2008

“Good design is self-evident and needs little or no change or further criticism.”
Charles Hoffmann

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