"Nothing pulls you into the territory between art and science so quickly as design. It is the borderline where contradictions and tensions exist between the quantifiable and the poetic. It is the field between desire and necessity. Designers thrive in those conditions, moving between land and water."
Katherine & Michael McCoy
"A design isn’t finished until somebody is using it."
Designer, Researcher, & Writer
"I grasped the notion that design was not about superficial styling but rather about a process, an investigation, a try-out, and a passion based in curiosity and discovery."
Founder, Design Within Reach
"There is a place for beauty, for beautiful posters and packaging and books. There is also a need for innovation, for making an environmental and social impact."
Designer & Writer
"The journey from not knowing to knowing was his work. He was selling his desire to learn about a subject.”
Richard Saul Wurman, founder of TED, on designer Charles Eames
"That small child with the scissors and colored paper, sitting in the middle of the parental living room rug, making shapes out of beautiful colors, for his or her own joy, not for money, not for critical acclaim, that child is you. You have the opportunity to create what never was. Forget about revolutionizing the world. Work for the joy of working, and without intending to, you will help to change your corner of the world."
"Everything I do, I do for love."
"Living with computers gives funny ideas."