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

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 normal to stumble upon different ideas that hadn’t come up originally. As long as you remain devoted to the user and the business goals, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with veering off track.

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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.”

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 they do, and attempting to convey just how crucial UX is to just about everything! This quote also r...

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

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 Design Value In...

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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.”

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 step back and review your progress compared to the

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

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 design is nothing without human interaction, and if a product isn’t fully able to serve its purpose, the ...

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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.”

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 two very separate roles — and Dain Miller describes their relationship perfectly. UI is all about ...

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

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 literally surrounded by design. From architecture to fashion, right down to the simplest everyday objects l...

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

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 technology, which in turn has a huge impact on our day-to-day lives. In a business setting, design shapes...

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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.”

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 real-world terms? Design needs to be present from day one of a project; it can’t be merely an after...

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

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 to walk in their shoes and understand where they’re coming from. As Justin Daab explains , stories ...

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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.”

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 is to solve a specific user problem, and this starts with defining a clear and actionable problem st...

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

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 mainstream adoption. Products like the iPod and the iPhone would never have become so popular based on ...

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Inspirational UX Design Quotes That Every Designer Should Read

UX design is crucial to just about everything. It renders the latest technology accessible to the masses, makes our favourite apps and websites a pleasure to use, and determines which brands and products we return to over and over again. To put it simply, design matters.

UX designers can m...

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1. “People ignore design that ignores people.”

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 huge part of the UX design process is getting to know your target audience: what are their goals? Wh...

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

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 stark reminder that

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

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 make something simple.” The user experience of any product should be as straightforward as possible; a...

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