John Maeda Quotes

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John Maeda Quotes

Art shows us that human beings still matter in a world where money talks the loudest, where computers know everything about us, and where robots fabricate our next meal and also our ride there.
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Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.

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Amidst all the attention given to the sciences as to how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, I believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts, which are considered "useless," will be recognized as the whole reason why we ever try to live longer or live more prosperously. The arts are the science of enjoying life.

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While great art makes you wonder, great design makes things clear.

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Work is easier when its just work; it's much harder when you actually care.

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I like stuff designed by dead people. The old designers. They always got it right because they didn't have to grow up with computers. All of the people that made the spoon and the dishes and the vacuum cleaner didn't have microprocessors and stuff. You could do a good design back then.

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I don't really love computers.

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Anyone with a computer and a design program can create a page layout. But unless you're trained in design, it won't look very good and it won't communicate very well.

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Videogames are indeed design: They're sophisticated virtual machines that echo the mechanical systems inside cars.

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Artists change how we see the world - and that can have value in the way people do business.

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Our economy is built upon convergent thinkers, people that execute things, get them done. But artists and designers are divergent thinkers: they expand the horizon of possibilities.

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Growing up, I found I was good at two things: Art and Math. To hear my parents say it, though, it was only, 'John is good at Math.'

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With regard to what is designed really well, I think people are the best-designed objects in the world. Seriously.

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All I want to be is, someone that makes, new things and, thinks about them.

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Skill in the digital age is confused with mastery of digital tools, masking the importance of understanding materials and mastering the elements of form.

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Knowledge makes everything simpler.

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Things that I can do myself, I either do by myself, or teach a willing undergraduate who doesn't know how to do those things by doing it for me. Things that I can't do myself, my graduate students should be doing.

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How do we slow down what matters the most and speed up what benefits change and progress? We don't want to impede progress, but we are seeking reconnection to ourselves, to each other, and with the world.

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