All men are designers. All that we do, almost all the time, is design, for design is basic to all human activity.
All Men are Designers by Victor Papanek about Design
Design creates stories, and stories create memorable experiences, and great experiences have this innate ability to change the way in which we view our world.
Design Creates Stories by Christian Saylor about Design
Design is not a thing you do. It's a way of life.
Design is Life by Alan Fletcher about Design, Purpose
“It looks good” is the worst feedback you can get.
Worst Feedback by Whitney Hess about Design
Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design.
Indifference Towards People by Dieter Rams about Design
As a designer you are responsible for what you put into the world.
Designer's Responsibility by Mike Montiero about DesignSource
I asked him if he would come up with a few options. And he said, “No. I will solve your problem for you. And you will pay me. And you don’t have to use the solution. If you want options, go talk to other people. But I’ll solve your problem for you the best way I know how. And you use it or not. That’s up to you. You’re the client. But you pay me.” And there was a clarity about the relationship that was refreshing.
Solving Problems by Steve Jobs about Work, DesignSource
Part of maturing as a designer is discovering what you're good at.
Maturing as a Designer by Michael Bierut about Design, Purpose
A complex world has made us over-emphasise How-based thinking and education. Once the tools are understood, grasping why to do certain things becomes more valuable than how to do them. How is recipes, but learning a craft is more than following instructions.

How is important for new practitioners learning to avoid common mistakes. Why is for those who wish to push, are not risk-averse, and seek to improve. How is coulda, Why is shoulda. How is finishing tasks, Why is fulfilling objectives. How results in more, Why yields better.

Why is Greater than How by Frank Chimero about Purpose, Design, Thinking, EducationSource