Engineering is the practice of safe and economic application of the scientific laws governing the forces and materials of nature by means of organization, design and construction, for the general benefit of mankind.
Engineering refers to the practice of organizing the design and construction [and, I would add operation] of any artifice which transforms the physical world around us to meet some recognized need.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.
Internet safety begins at home and that is why my legislation would require the Federal Trade Commission to design and publish a unique website to serve as a clearinghouse and resource for parents, teachers and children for information on the dangers of surfing the Internet.
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.
Design is intelligence made visible.
Design is like a mom, nobody notices when shes around, but everybody misses her when shes not.
Making good design is easy. Its polishing the half-assed stuff that takes time.
Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere.
Good ideas turn into good designs fairly quickly. If you catch yourself fiddling too much with colors, borders and treatments to bring a design together, chances are the problem lies somewhere deeper.
Design is creativity with strategy.
Design has become the cover for unnecessary consumption.
Design is not the narrow application of formal skills, it is a way of thinking.
Graphic designers are, by and large selfish and spoiled. They stubbornly control and individually design things that are generally smaller than them, perfecting to a level appreciated only by people like them. They dont share and play well with others.
To create a memorable design you need to start with a thought thats worth remembering.
In design man becomes what he is. Animals have language and perception as well, but they do not design.
Good design keeps the user happy, the manufacturer in the black and the aesthete unoffended.
Design is always about synthesis -synthesis of market needs, technology trends, and business needs.
Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.
To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.
The conclusion of design flows naturally from the data; we should not shrink from it; we should embrace it and build on it.