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Inspirational quotes

Summary

Collection of inspirational quotes related to information technology: design, informatics, human-computer interaction, and copywriting. DITig always provides sources and quotes what was actually said or written.

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Quotes on Design #

“Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.”

 Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French writer, poet, and journalistWind, Sand and Stars,

“Users spend most of their time on other sites. This means that users prefer your site to work the same way as all the other sites they already know.”

Jakob Nielsen, Principal and Co-founder of the Nielsen Norman GroupJakob's Law of Internet User Experience,

“Form ever follows function.”

Louis Henry Sullivan, American architectThe Tall Office Building Artistically Considered,

“Less is more.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German architect and designerWord of mouth,

“Good design comes from a deep understanding of the technologies behind the scenes.”

Jeffrey Veen, American designer and design strategistThe Art & Science of Web Design,

“Learning from conventions will make your site better.”

Jeffrey Veen, American designer and design strategistThe Art & Science of Web Design,

“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it's decoration.”

 Jeffery Zeldman, American web designer, author, and advocate for web standardsTwitter,

Quotes on Informatics #

“Premature optimization is the root of all evil.”

Donald Ervin Knuth, American computer scientistStructured Programming with Goto statements,

“There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.”

Philip Lewis Karlton, American computer scientist and programmerWord of mouth,

“Obey standards unless you've a darn good reason.”

Alan Cooper , Software designer and programmerAbout Face,

Quotes on Human-computer interaction #

“Make errors impossible. Making it impossible for the user to make errors is the best way to eliminate error messages.”

Alan Cooper , Software designer and programmerAbout Face,