On Design

I never get tired of reading quotes from some of the design greats. It’s interesting to compare them and see where they overlap and where they don’t.

Relish simplicity, and focus on the users’ goals rather than glitzy design.

Jakob Nielsen

One could describe design as a plan for arranging elements to accomplish a particular purpose.

Charles Eames

My favorite designs are the ones that don’t just solve a problem, but also engage you on an emotional level—where you take away more from it than just the end result of its function.

Mike Matas

My goal is to omit everything superfluous so that the essential is shown to best possible advantage.

Dieter Rams