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Bad Design Quotes


"Good design doesn't date. Bad design does." - Paul Rand

"I'm convinced that without bad design, the world would be a far less stimulating place; we would have nothing to marvel over and nothing to be nostalgic about." - Carrie Fulton Phillips

"If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design." - Ralf Speth

"Good design is clear thinking made visible, bad design is stupidity made visible" - Edward Tufte

"Good design means as little design as possible." - Dieter Rams

"Good design is good business." - Thomas Watson Jr

"Design is thinking made visual." - Saul Bass

"The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring." - Paul Rand

"Luck is the residue of design." - John Milton

"Good art inspires; Good design motivates." - Otl Aicher

"There is no such thing as information overload, just bad design. If something is cluttered and/or confusing, fix your design." - Edward Tufte

"Bad laws make bad customs." - Jane Aiken Hodge

"Bad beliefs make bad behavior." - Warren Akin Candler

"Improving your process won't move you from good to great design. It'll move you from bad to average." - Fred Brooks

"Besides, including is a fatal error on machines that don't have it yet. Bad language design, there... :-)" - Larry Wall

"Nature expresses a design of love and truth." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Design must be proved before a designer can be inferred." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Pure, intense emotions. It's not about design. It's about feelings." - Alber Elbaz

"Design is where science and art break even." - Robin Mathews

"Accessible design is good design." - Steve Ballmer

"If the design of the building be originally bad, the only virtue it can ever possess will be signs of antiquity." - John Ruskin

"Any time you see signs or labels added to a device, it is an indication of bad design: a simple lock should not require instructions." - Donald A. Norman

"The great pyramid is overrated. It's a bad design. The lounge is going to be huge, but the bedroom is going to be tiny." - Karl Pilkington

"In all situations where bad design decisions were made, people lacked some information that would have helped them make the right decision." - Jared Spool

"Nature doesn't see things through the prism of good or bad. It rewards efficiency. That is the simplicity of evolution, matching design to environment." - Blake Crouch

"I needed to understand this random bad bit of luck as part of a bigger design. Otherwise I was suffering meaninglessly. This made the suffering a lot worse." - Heidi Julavits

"I like the idea that people get engaged thinking about design, about creativity. I don't see how it could possibly be bad." - Susan Orlean

"I had a faux-hawk for a while and I used to buzz the sides and design it. It was really bad." - Joe Jonas

"All generalizations are bad." - R.H. Grenier

"No matter how much proponents of 'intelligent design' try to clothe their views in the apparel of science, it is what it is: religion. Whose intelligence? Whose design?" - Cynthia Tucker

"Verbalizing design is another act of design." - Kenya Hara

"Desire reveals design, and design reveals destiny." - John Eldredge

"I don't design clothes, I design dreams." - Ralph Lauren

"I studied literature design and fashion design." - Danielle Steel

"Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst." - C S Lewis

"Bad marriages don't cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages." - Frank Pittman

"A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing." - Payne Stewart

"Breathe. It's only a bad day not a bad life." - Ashley Purdy

"You know I'm bad, I'm bad. You know it." - Michael Jackson

"Good talent with bad attitude equals bad talent," - Bill Walsh

"No music + Bad TV = Bad mood & no pages." - Hunter S Thompson

"Truth, however bitter, can be accepted, and woven into a design for living." - Agatha Christie

"The boundaries of design are the same as the problem of perception." - John Hench

"You can't do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously." - Wim Crouwel

"Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information." - Edward Tufte

"To implement a true urban renaissance, you first need a Grand Design elaborated by strong leadership ." - Minoru Mori

"Simple design, intense content." - Edward Tufte

"Think more design less" - Ellen Lupton

"Good design is forever." - Van Day Truex

"Good design is honest." - Dieter Rams

"Design is people." - Jane Jacobs

"Everything is design. Everything!" - Paul Rand

"Design is everything. Everything!" - Paul Rand

"Design is an unknown." - Geoffrey Beene

"Design is everything." - William Merritt Chase

"Good design doesn't date." - Harry Seidler

"Building design isn't trendy." - Kevin Mccloud

"I love design." - Venus Williams

"Bad shooters are always open" - Pete Carril

"They really are bad shots." - Charles De Gaulle

"Dude that was bad ass." - Joe Teti

"Fish recognize a bad leader." - Conan Obrien

"Anger is a bad counselor." - Proverbs

"When you as a designer design something that burdens a community with maintenance and old world technology, basically failed developed world technology, then you will crush that community way beyond bad design; youll destroy the economics of that community, and often the community socially is broken." - Cameron Sinclair

"When you as a designer design something that burdens a community with maintenance and old world technology, basically failed developed world technology, then you will crush that community way beyond bad design; you'll destroy the economics of that community, and often the community socially is broken." - Cameron Sinclair

"It is sad that so many designers don't know how to make. CAD software can make a bad design look palatable! It is sad that four years can be spent on a 3D design course without making anything! People who are great at designing and making have a great advantage." - Jonathan Ive

"I believe that bad taste is vulgar. It's like cursing. I think the world can be saved through design, because what is the most distasteful thing someone can do? Kill someone. So, good taste is the opposite of that." - Kanye West

"Emphasizing the crowd means de-emphasizing individual humans in the design of society, and when you ask people not to be people, they revert to bad, mob-like behaviors." - Jaron Lanier

"Generally, we are united in the belief that all rod design has been progressive and that the ideas about fly rods in the past were so bad as to make it amazing that people were able to fish at all." - Thomas McGuane

"One of the things I've been trying to do is look for simpler or rules underpinning good or bad design. I think one of the most valuable rules is avoid duplication. "Once and only once" is the Extreme Programming phrase." - Martin Fowler

"While non of us understands the Grand Design, we can commit to using all our experiences, good or bad, as the building blocks of a powerful and loving life. Then it is, indeed, all happening perfectly." - Susan Jeffers

"Clothes can be important. I am learning this. For instance, often when I design and I wonder what is the point, I think of someone having a bad time in their life." - Miuccia Prada

"Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper, may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin, or follow bad courses, out of charitable design, and with hope to reclaim them." - Isaac Barrow

"I gave the couple a hint of a design that would work great with the bones of their home. They weren't ready for it, and they embarrassed themselves and that's too bad." - Douglas Wilson

"Yet we didn't fix anything. Our roads are bad, our bridges are bad, our tunnels are bad, our schools are bad, our hospitals are bad." - Donald Trump

"Interesting - I use a Mac to help me design the next Cray.(when he was told that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac )" - Seymour Cray

"There's more to be learned here [St. Andrews] about course design than anywhere. Collection bunkers, false fronts, bump shots. The fundamentals of design became fundamental because of what's here. And it happened accidentally. Or maybe accidentally on purpose." - Jack Nicklaus

"The thing that's important is not something called design; it's how you live, its life itself. Design really comes from that. You cannot separate what you do from your life." - Dan Kiley

"Content informs design; design without content is decoration." - Jeffrey Zeldman

"Design is not art. Design is utilitarian, art is not." - Massimo Vignelli

"The difference between good design and great design is INTELLIGENCE" - Tibor Kalman

"If you can design one thing, you can design everything." - Massimo Vignelli

"Design isn't risky-change is. Good design mitigates that risk." - Jeffrey Veen

"Nature gropes and blunders and performs the crudest acts. There is no steady advance upward. There is no design." - Oliver Sacks

"You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt... or in front of a piece of graphic design." - Stefan Sagmeister

"3 pencils and quadrille pads.(when asked what CAD tools he used to design the Cray I supercomputer )" - Seymour Cray

"Grid systems in graphic design" - Josef Muller-Brockmann

"Good design is serious business." - Alan G. Lafley

"Design really can be anything." - Paula Scher

"Design always has a purpose." - Paula Scher

"Design cannot rescue failed content." - Edward Tufte

"I've always loved interior design." - Genie Francis

"Golf course design is exciting." - Tom Kite

"Good design should be honest." - Ferdinand Porsche

"Good design is good business." - Ian Schrager

"Good design is good business." - Thomas J Watson

"Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it's decoration." - Jeffrey Zeldman

"We think abortion is a bad thing." - Kate Michelman

"I played my age. Not bad." - Ron Francis

"There's no such thing as bad publicity," - P T Barnum

"When America doesn't act, bad things happen" - Dennis Prager

"Bad promises are better broken than kept." - Abraham Lincoln

"Bad spellers of the world untie!" - Adam Savage

"All good novelists have bad memories." - Graham Greene

"Bad weather makes for good photography." - Ansel Adams

"There's not enough bad taste! I LOVE bad taste! I live for bad taste! I am the spokesman for bad taste!" - Mel Brooks

"Im a peaceful man with bad intentions." - Charlie Sheen

"All bad jazz sounds like Woody Woodpecker." - Leo Kottke

"Hawaii ain't a bad place to work." - Ti

"I played every bad guy in Shakespeare." - Alton Brown

"Good laws are produced by bad actions." - Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius

"Fixed formation is bad. Study this well." - Miyamoto Musashi

"You have hal..... real bad, chum." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Equal, adj. As bad as something else." - Ambrose Bierce

"Age is a bad traveling companion." - Proverbs

"Only bad writers think they're good." - Harlan Coben

"I think 'Breaking Bad' is incredible." - Claire Danes

"Guns are bad, I tell you." - Eminem

"When everyone sees good, then bad exists." - Laozi

"Good design is innovative 2. Good design makes a product useful 3. Good design is aesthetic 4. Good design makes a product understandable 5. Good design is unobtrusive 6. Good design is honest 7. Good design is long-lasting 8. Good design is thorough, down to the last detail 9. Good design is environmentally friendly 10. Good design is as little design as possible" - Dieter Rams

"Bad as I wanna be. She aint bad, she a sad little wannabe." - Nicki Minaj

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"A bad mood is like bad breath. Both are wrong to inflict onto others" - Dennis Prager

"A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"Of human work none but what is bad can be perfect in its own bad way." - John Ruskin

"I know I may have done some bad things, but I'm not a bad person." - Dmx

"Everything has a personality: everything sends an emotional signal. Even where this was not the intention of the designer, the people who view the website infer personalities and experience emotions. Bad websites have horrible personalities and instill horrid emotional states in their users, usually unwittingly. We need to design things-products, websites, services-to convey whatever personality and emotions are desired." - Donald A. Norman

"Nothing [the demon] could think up was half as bad as the stuff [people] thought up themselves. They seemed to have a talent for it. It was built into their design somehow. They were born into a world that was against them in a thousand little ways, and then devoted most of their energies to making it worse." - Neil Gaiman

"Bad architecture is in the end as much a failure of psychology as of design. It is an example expressed through materials of the same tendencies which in other domains will lead us to marry the wrong people, choose inappropriate jobs and book unsuccessful holidays: the tendency not to understand who we are and what will satisfy us." - Alain De Botton

"There's an idea called "gray man", in the security business, that I find interesting. They teach people to dress unobtrusively. Chinos instead of combat pants, and if you really need the extra pockets, a better design conceals them. They assume, actually, that the bad guys will shoot all the guys wearing combat pants first, just to be sure." - William Gibson

"Intelligent Design has been hijacked by a narrow group of creationist fundamentalists in America to mean something it didn't originally mean at all. It's another form of the God of the gaps. It's bad theology in that it turns God once again into the pagan god of thunder and lightning." - Guy Consolmagno

"This book is written with the conviction that there are no 'good' or 'bad' people, no matter how offensive or eccentric to society they may seem... You and I didn't design people. God designed people. What I am trying to do is to discover why God included humans in Universe." - Buckminster Fuller

"When I design and wonder what the point is, I think of someone having a bad time in their life. Maybe they are sad and they wake up and put on something I have made and it makes them feel just a bit better. So, in that sense, fashion is a little help in the life of a person. But only a little." - Miuccia Prada

"There's good movies and there's bad movies. The genres are never dead, it's just about how to apply them and articulate them and execute them - the story, the quality of the writing, the acting, the design elements, the directorial execution - all these things make it what it is." - Andy Garcia

"Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated." - Paul Rand

"You know you've achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Cryptography shifts the balance of power from those with a monopoly on violence to those who comprehend mathematics and security design." - Jacob Appelbaum

"I design for the woman I wanted to be, the woman I used to be and to some degree, the woman I'm still a little piece of." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance." - Francois Truffaut

"Good design, like good painting, cooking, architecture or whatever you like, is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations." - George Nelson

"I understand that, today, some developers are asking architects to design eye-catching, iconic buildings. Fortunately, I've not had that kind of client so far." - Fumihiko Maki

"I like ruins because what remains is not the total design, but the clarity of thought, the naked structure, the spirit of the thing." - Tadao Ando

"A profound design process eventually makes the patron, the architect, and every occasional visitor in the building a slightly better human being." - Juhani Pallasmaa

"As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown." - Norman Foster

"Good design is not an applied veneer." - Raymond Loewy

"Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Design is the last great competitive advantage." - Seth Godin

"Work for money, design for love." - Issey Miyake

"Design the life you want to live." - Rachel Roy



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