Video Games


When the point of contact between the product and the people becomes a point of friction, then the industrial designer has failed. On the other hand, if people are made safer, more comfortable, more eager to purchase, more efficient—or just plain happier—by contact with the product, then the designer has succeeded.” — Henry Dreyfuss

A clear romantic vision has the marvelous ability to focus thought and will.” — Alan Kay

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.” — Le Corbusier

Content strategy is to copywriting as information architecture is to design.” — Erin Kissane

Rather than construction, software is more like gardening–it is more organic than concrete. You plant many things in a garden according to an initial plan and conditions. Some thrive, others are destined to end up as compost.” — Andrew Hunt & David Thomas

Watch the problem coming over the horizon and if it’s a problem knock its bloody head off before it gets near you.” — Ridley Scott

I storyboard everything from scratch right through.” — Ridley Scott

The whole world is pretending the breakthrough is in technology. The bottleneck is really in art.” — Penn Jillette

Don’t try to be original. Just try to be good.” — Paul Rand

Being sensitive to the resistance of the medium is critical to the creative process.” — Jonathan Harris

Use the momentum of one part of a project to get through the rest.” — Jason Santa Maria

It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” — E. L. Doctorow

Train your weaknesses. Race your strengths.” — Frank Chimero

Don’t make something unless it’s both necessary and useful; But if it’s both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.” — Shaker Dictum

It’s simple. You just take something, and then you do something to it. Then you do something else to it. And then something else. Keep this up and pretty soon you’ve got something.” — Jaspers Johns

My new mantra is: ‘I will make a product that people want to pay for and that they will be happy to pay for.’ I wake up in the morning and I say that. And I go to sleep at night and say that. It really changes everything.” — Stuart Roseman