Design 8 quotes

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A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. Douglas Adams
From the classic point of view, the study of design is the most salutary discipline possible in this too naturalistic age. If I could have my way in the training of young artists, I should insist upon their spending a good deal of time in the study and designing of pure ornament [so] that they might learn how independent fine design is of its content and how slight may be the connection between art and nature. The Classic Point of View Kenyon Cox
Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple, or more direct than does Nature. Leonardo da Vinci
I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have Leonardo da Vinci
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. Albert Einstein
When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. R. Buckminster Fuller
For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. H. L. Mencken
Always design a thing by considering it in its next largest context — a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan. Eliel Saarinen