User Experience (UX) Quotes from Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Other Greats

User Experience (UX) is a vital part of product design. Here are some great quotes that capture important aspects of User Experience:

Introduction to User Experience UX & Why Do It

You cannot NOT have a user experience. – Lou Carbone Quote

Designers shooting for usable is like a chef shooting for edible. – Aarron Walter Quote

Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point: Design is inevitable. – Douglas Martin Quote


Simplicity is the height of sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci Quote Quote

Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple. – Albert Einstein Quote

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein Quote

Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential. – Agile Manifesto Quote

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. – Henry J. Kaiser Quote


Steve Jobs

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. – Steve Jobs Quote

It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. – Steve Jobs Quote

If I asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘Faster Horses”. – Henry Ford Quote

Good design is the most important way to differentiate ourselves from our competitors. – Samsung CEO Yun Jong Yong Quote

The details are not the details. They make the design. – Charles Eames Quote

User Behavior

Design must seduce, shape, and more importantly, evoke an emotional response. – April Greiman Quote

People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives. – Thomas Mann Quote

Pay attention to what users do, not what they say. – Jakob Nielsen Quote

If the user can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. – HFI button Quote

Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect. – Benny Hill Quote

The system should treat all user input as sacred. – Jef Raskin Quote

Closing Thoughts

A bad web site is like a grumpy salesperson! – Jakob Nielsen Quote

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