“User testing can be great but can also be a crutch when what you want to really be doing is changing behavior and thought patterns.”

Naz Hamid

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“Perhaps most importantly, professionalism means, in every situation, willfully gathering responsibility rather than avoiding it. Doing so is important because if you don't acknowledge and assume the onus of responsibility in every aspect of your work you will seldom if ever make the right choice to do what is necessary to achieve consistent success for your employer, your employees, your clients, or yourself. Quite simply, if the buck doesn't stop with you, you're not a professional.”

Andy Rutledge, Design Professionalism

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“You think you’re being a leader, but you’re probably being a manager.”

Seth Godin [Source]

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“Content is perfectly appropriate for users when it makes them feel like geniuses on critically important missions, offering them precisely what they need, exactly when they need it, and in just the right form. ”

Erin Kissane [Source]

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“It's not about "being" agile. It's about building great products and delivering world class service to your customers.”

Jonathan Rasmusson in The Agile Samurai [Source]

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“The Xoom tablet is trim, light, and very pretty ... but when you place it next to the iPad 2, it looks as though it was designed and built by angry Soviet prison labor instead of by Motorola.”

Any Ihnatko on the iPad 2 [Source]

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“It’s a shame, almost, that we squandered the term “personal computer” 30 years ago.”

John Gruber on the iPad 2 [Source]

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“Our UX philosophy is, 'Let's make it nearly impossible for you to fail.'”

Bill DeRouchey, Creative Director at BankSimple

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“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten; Either write things worthy of reading, or do things worthy of writing.”

Benjamin Franklin

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