Useful Quotes That Stuck with Me See all

Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.

—The Shaker Design Philosophy, originally found at Joshua Porter's blog

Another way to say this:

Form follows function

My approach to design has always been that of a Dieter Rams disciple. To me, beauty is in reducing to the essence. Not putting anything into the world that is not needed.

As humans, we tend to envelop ourselves in technology, colors, impressions, signals, sounds, noise. Good design gets out of your way, and makes you look good.