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Design Quotes As Principles (Part 3)

Posted on June 18th, 2015.

The key “ingredients” to a well designed product are the people who will be using that product. If you don’t design the product for (or around their needs) you will get it wrong. Spending time to understand your users is a crucial step in the design process. Last time, in part 2, I shared design principles on keeping...

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Design Quotes As Principles (Part 2)

Posted on June 8th, 2015.

There’s a lot of focus recently on the value of design at companies, from start-up’s to large corporates, and how a design culture and a design process can help companies innovate and solve real problems. The thing is though…people don’t realise just how challenging it can be to get this “design thing”...

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Design Quotes As Principles (Part 1)

Posted on April 7th, 2015.

We hear quotes on design all the time, up to the point where they become cliché’s and lose their meaning. In the next few months I want to explore and remind myself of my favourite quotes on design, explore their meaning as well as where they came from. In part 1, I want to start by highlighting the first two quotes that have...

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User Experience

Does User Experience Design Exist?

Posted on November 13th, 2014.

I stumbled across a post this morning (from back in 2008 by Zurb) titled “User Experience Design Does Not Exist“.  It caught my eye, because this is something that has crept back in my mind (again and again) – and as a user experience designer myself, it makes me feel a bit uneasy…but that’s a good thing....

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Quotes

Quote: Achieve Perfection in Design

Posted on September 25th, 2013.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery