Colors of Happiness

User Experience and Design are a hot topic today. The business impact is clear for leaders across industries, whether they are designer or not. Here is my top 10 selection of thoughts and quotes from designers and executives from around the world.

1- Mike Monteiro @monteiro on the importance of Design

Good design is as close as we will ever get to touching the face of God.

2- Luke Wrobleski @lukew on Mobile Design

Unlike on the desktop, in mobile you can’t just fit everything in.
mobile you have to make what is called a decision

3- Dr. Ralf Speth @JaguarUSA on the cost of Design

If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of baddesign

4- Josh Seiden @jseiden about the Trolls of Innovation

You’re excited… Then the trouble starts: the procurement department insists on using a contract that makes no sense at all for the kind of work you want to do.

5- Diego Rodriguez @metacool about productive design meetings

Never attend a meeting without a prototype.

6- Daniel Mordecki @mordecki on achieving excellence in design

To achieve excellence we need to create an excellent team with attitude and passion for design.

7- Jeff Gothelf @jboogie on agile and lean UX

[Lean] Software development departments [deliver] efficient and predictable, high-quality code.

[However, there is] no mechanism for determining if they’re building the right feature.

8- Jared Spool @jmspool on unmoderated UX testing

Why does using an unmoderated usability testing service feel like waking up in an ice-filled bathtub with one kidney missing?

9- Des Traynor @destraynor on product strategy

If you’re building a product, you have to be great at saying no. Not “maybe” or “later”. The only word is no.

10- Paul Biedermann @PaulBiedermann on good design

Less is more in good design. In bad design, less is just less.