This is a little list of random phrases of the article: “Learning to see”

  • Our mind is not a camera. Seeing is not a passive act. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are” Anaïs Nin
  • You need a design eye to design, and a non-designer eye to feel what you designed. See with one eye, feel with the other. —Paul Klee
  • [Design] is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. —Steve Jobs
  • Still, some people use “no design” to mean “not pretty but functional”, which can still be “good design” for a design expert.
  • Good design is aesthetic
  • Good design makes a product useful
  • Good design is unobtrusive
  • Good design makes a product understandable, It clarifies the product’s structure
  • The way that you accomplish tasks with a product—what you do and how it responds—that’s the interface —Jef Raskin
  • When everyone has the same Mac and the same internet, the difference between hackneyed graphic design and extraordinary graphic design is just one thing—the ability to see.  — by Seth Godin