A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.
A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.