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    To me designing has never been a job or profession. It's a way of life, like a priest or rabbi.

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    To me, the building [of Museum of Arts and Design]now looks like a lovely jewel box, and the tiled façade reminds me of a heat shield.

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    Tone is always such an important thing, and that's achieved through a multitude of people. It comes through the writing, it comes through the way it's shot, and it comes through the production design and the sound design.

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    Too many bright colors make for congestion. Too many bright colors need, above all, contrast in value, to eliminate vibration.

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    To trace in Nature's most minute design The signature and stamp of power divine. ... The Invisible in things scarce seen revealed, To whom an atom is an ample field.

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    Traditional communication design and the digital revolution will certainly blend and integrate, as clients’ communications needs rarely involve just one medium.

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    Traditional agriculture was labour intensive, industrial agriculture is energy intensive, and permaculture-designed systems are information and design intensive.

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    Translation is always a treason, and as a Ming author observes, can at its best be only the reverse side of a brocade- all the threads are there, but not the subtlety of colour or design.

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    Trends in fashion, design and pop culture are taking on more global influence, and of course, one thing that's always in style is color.

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    True interactivity is not about clicking on icons or downloading files, it's about encouraging communication.

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    True simplicity is, well, you just keep on going and going until you get to the point where you go... Yeah, well, of course.

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    Truth, however bitter, can be accepted, and woven into a design for living.

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    Trying to find my way around the Rayburn building is always a challenge. Combining my poor sense of direction with a confusing design is not good.

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    Trying to use all the existing technologies that were out there wouldn't work for us because none of them were flexible. Everything was rigid in some way, so we had to go on a manhunt, essentially for something that was a viable technology. So it was a good four-months of just designing and figuring out the lights.

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    Turning every business into an environmental industry will involve applying new principles...first, we need to make more with less...second, we need to design out waste...third, we must begin to decarbonise our energy supply

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    Two persons who have chosen each other out of all the species with a design to be each other's mutual comfort and entertainment have, in that action, bound themselves to be good-humored, affable, discreet, forgiving, patient, and joyful, with respect to each other's frailties and perfections, to the end of their lives.

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    Typography needs to be audible. Typography needs to be felt. Typography needs to be experienced.

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    Type design moves at the pace of the most conservative reader. The good type-designer therefore realizes that, for a new font to be successful, it has to be so good that only very few recognize its novelty.

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    Typography fostered the modern idea of individuality, but it destroyed the medieval sense of community and integration.

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    Typography is to literature as musical performance is to composition: an essential act of interpretation, full of endless opportunities for insight or obtuseness.

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    Typomania is curable but not fatal. Unfortunately.

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    Ugly design should be rejected, just like nonfunctional design is rejected, just like nonenvironmentally conscious design should be rejected. It's a value.

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    Ultimately one has to pity these poor souls who know every secret about writing, directing, designing, producing, and acting but are stuck in those miserable day jobs writing reviews. Will somebody help them, please?

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    Understand now what lying is. Any species of designed deception. If the deception is not designed it is not lying. But if you design to make an impression contrary to the naked truth, you lie.

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    Uniqlo as a company has always developed new fabrics and is always trying to be innovative. The design is simple, so the fabric is important.

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    Until we have finally accepted the fact that there is nothing we can do to change the past, our feelings of regret and remorse and bitterness will prevent us from designing a better future with the opportunity that is before us today.

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    Up to a point, it is better to just let the snags [bugs] be there than to spend such time in design that there are none.

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    Urban design as a discipline barely exists in most American and Canadian cities. In Singapore, there are innovative transportation strategies at work.

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    Us visual thinkers like me, be good at things like industrial design, graphics, art, those kind of jobs.

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    Venus [Williams] has an amazing line; I love her collection. I'm always at her office. She has an interior design company and her EleVen company. They have a wonderful office space and I'm always there for the interior part and get to see what she's doing with EleVen.

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    Very often design is the most immediate way of defining what products become in people's minds.

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    Video games provide an easy lead-in to computer literacy. They can get you thinking like a video game designer and can even lead to designing since many games come with software to modify the game or redesign it.

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    Walking is a skill that took millions of years for us to develop... If you wanted to design a robot that could walk as well as a person, this would be fantastically complicated software. It would have to be doing billions of calculations with every step.

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    Was Daedalus really stricken with grief when Icarus fell into the sea? Or just disappointed by the design failure

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    We are not inferring design to account for a black box, but to account for an open box.

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    We are not the only avatars of humanity. Once our computing machines achieved self-consciousness, they became part of this design.

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    We are sliding into a time of simplification where the practical design of everyday things will be an important demand to consider

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    We are reviewing our experience to enable us to respond to the cultural challenge: to help countries, communities and individuals interpret universal principles, translate them into culturally sensitive terms and design programmes based on them, programmes that people can really feel are their own.

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    We believe that the all-new ES 350 epitomizes Lexus' new design direction. Every element of this vehicle invites participation -- both visual and tactile. Its design is something drivers will need to experience and not just observe.

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    Websites should look good from the inside and out.

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    We design our lives through the power of choices.

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    We had made a - sort of a national decision that we wanted to be this intellectual property country, where we would have things manufactured in China, but we would do the design, we would do the creative stuff.And now what we have done is, we have forgotten that that's what we wanted, and we're making the intellectual stuff more and more free. And, so, we're sort of left with less and less.

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    We have always thought about design as being so much more than just the way something looks. It's the whole thing: the way something works on so many different levels. Ultimately, of course, design defines so much of our experience.

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    We have concluded that it is not [science], and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents.

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    We have no longer an outside and an inside as two separate things. Now the outside may come inside and the inside may and does go outside. They are of each other. Form and function thus become one in design and execution if the nature of materials and method and purpose are all in unison.

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    We have to design a health delivery system by actually talking to people and asking, 'What would make this service better for you?' As soon as you start asking, you get a flood of answers.

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    We know that nature is described by the best of all possible mathematics because God created it.

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    We know from the book of Genesis that God created men and women 'in His image and likeness.'  We know from the first letter of John that 'God is Love.'  Therefore, men and women are made in the image and likeness of Love.  This isn't hard to see.  Look at the design of the male and female bodies. They are made for each other. In fact, neither one makes complete sense apart from the other.

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    We live fragmented, compartmentalized lives in which contradictions are carefully sealed off from each other. We have been taught to think linearly rather than comprehensively, and we do this not through conscious design or because we are not intelligent or capable, but because of the way in which deep cultural undercurrents structure life in subtle but highly consistent ways that are not consciously formulated.

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    Well, I never studied design and I went to art school to study art, you know, sculpture and things like that, and ended up making things like sculpture and started making chairs and jewelry together and that's how I started.