Top 25 UX Quotes

The UX quotes below are a change of pace. We’ve gathered inspirational quotes from several sources and grouped them into UX-related categories. Enjoy, and please send us your favorites.

UX Quotes: Ease of Use

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Ease of use may be invisible, but its absence sure isn’t— IBM

Plain language is part of user-centered design—Ginny Redish

The measure of quality in web design should not be good looks, but graceful transformation: pages that can be accessed under different conditions and keep their integrity—Sarah Horton

It’s easy to forget, in a world of incredible possibility and infinite creativity, the power of simplicity and the importance of a solid customer experience foundation—Leigh Duncan

Something is elegant if it is two things at once: unusually simple and surprisingly powerful—Mathew E. May

UX Quotes: Research

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing—Aristotle

Never delegate understanding—Charles Eames

The answer is in the people, not in your head—Edward T. Hall

Focus unswervingly on the customer– Jesse Hertzberg

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning— Bill Gates

It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future—Yogi Berra

Supposing is good, but finding out is better—Mark Twain

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn—Maya Angelou

UX Quotes: Design

ux quotes designYour products run for election every day and good design is critical to winning the campaign—A.G. Lafley

There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency something that should not be done at all—Peter Drucker

Want your users to fall in love with your designs? Fall in love with your user—Dana Chisnell

People ignore design that ignores people— Frank Chimero

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else—Yogi Berra

It’s very easy to make something that is new. So we are trying to make things that are better—Jonathan Ive

Design is shrinking the gap between what a product does and why it exists— Sahil Lavingia

Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent—Joe Sparano

Everything is designed. Few things are designed well—Brian Reed

People are very willing to click multiple times. In fact, they won’t even notice they’re clicking if they’re getting the right amount of information at each click to keep them going down the path. Think progressive disclosure; don’t count clicks—Susan Weinschenk

If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design—Ralf Speth

If a picture is worth 1000 words, a prototype is worth 1000 meetings—Tom & David Kelley