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15 Inspirational UX Design Quotes

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1. “People ignore design that ignores people.”

— Frank Chimero, Designer

Good UX design is all about putting the user first. Any aspect of a website, app or software that doesn’t consider the user’s needs is ultimately doomed to fail. A ...

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2. “When UX doesn’t consider ALL users, shouldn’t it be known as “SOME User Experience” or… SUX?”

— Billy Gregory, Senior Accessibility Engineer

This tweet from Billy Gregory, Senior Accessibility Engineer at The Paciello Group , serves as a s...

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3. “The next big thing is the one that makes the last big thing usable.”

— Blake Ross, Co-creator of Mozilla Firefox

A product is only ever as good as its UX. You can have the most innovative technology, but if it isn’t user-friendly, it will struggle to reach mai...

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4. “Rule of thumb for UX: More options, more problems.”

— Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer

Simplicity is everything when it comes to great UX. As Albert Einstein famously said, “Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to ma...

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5. “Design isn’t finished until somebody is using it.”

— Brenda Laurel, PhD, Independent Scholar

Design isn’t just about aesthetics. It’s the art of making things usable — be it an app, a gadget or a simple everyday object like a chair. UX desig...

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6. “How do I explain what I do at a party? The short version is that I say I humanize technology.”

— Fred Beecher, Director of UX, The Nerdery

Here, Fred Beecher pretty much sums up UX design in a nutshell. It’s a common challenge that UX designers face: explaining to others exactly what ...

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7. “UI is the saddle, the stirrups, & the reins. UX is the feeling you get being able to ride the horse.”

— Dain Miller, Web Developer

UX and UI are inextricably linked, but they are tw...

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8. “Design is everywhere. From the dress you’re wearing to the smartphone you’re holding, it’s design.”

— Samadara Ginige, Designer and Developer

As a designer, it’s important to think beyond apps and websites. Even if you’re working primarily in the digital space, remember that you’re literal...

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9. “Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”

— Robert L. Peters, Graphic Designer

Robert L. Peters highlights a very important point here: design is so much more than just making things pretty. UX design influences the way we use techn...

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10. “If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.”

— Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover

Something that more and more companies are realizing: good design is great for the bottom line. According to the

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11. “Design used to be the seasoning you’d sprinkle on for taste; now it’s the flour you need at the start of the recipe.”

— John Maeda, Designer and Technologist

Design is the glue that holds everything together, and much like baking a cake, good UX relies on a combination of ingredients. What does this mean in...

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12. “Accidents often produce the best solutions…Only you can recognize the difference between an accident and your original intent.”

— Jennifer Morla, Creative Director

Things don’t always go to plan, and you may end up taking a design detour. The design process lends itself to creativity and experimentation, so it’s norma...

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13. “If we want users to like our software, we should design it to behave like a likeable person: respectful, generous and helpful.”

— Alan Cooper, Software Designer and Programmer

It’s easy to get stuck in a design bubble and lose sight of who you are designing for. Throughout the process, remember to take a moment to st...

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14. “Every great design begins with an even better story.”

— Lorinda Mamo, Designer / Creative Director

Creating great user experiences is all about telling a story and bringing things to life. Building a detailed narrative around your user helps you...

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15. “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”

— Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist

This final quote from Albert Einstein reflects a crucial part of the UX design process: framing the problem. As a UX designer, your ultimate mission ...

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