Ralph Caplan

Ralph Caplan

It is important to notice that these badly functioning designs were praised for 'elegance.' But elegance as theoretical scientists apply it is quite different. The elegance of a mathematical formula is that it explains a phenomenon beautifully, with no parts left over. In design, elegance is more readily perceived as a property of product than of process. If we had more elegant theories, we might look to design for more than elegance.More Ralph Caplan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...one of hallmarks of a creative person is the ability to tolerate ambiguity, dissonance, inconsistency, things out of place. But one of the rules of a well-run corporation is that surprise is to be minimized. Yet if this rule were applied to the creative process, nothing worth reading would get written, nothing worth seeing would get painted, nothing worth living with and using would ever get designed.More Ralph Caplan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thinking about design is hard, but not thinking about it can be disastrous.More Ralph Caplan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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