Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
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 designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it's often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.