Victor Papanek quotes

  • Advertising design, in persuading people to buy things they don`t need, with money they don`t have, in order to impress others who don`t care, is probably the phoniest field in existence today.
    -- Victor Papanek

    #Order #People #Design

  • The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.
    -- Victor Papanek

    #People #Design #Important

  • Design must be an innovative, highly creative, cross-disciplinary tool responsive to the needs of men. It must be more research-oriented, and we must stop defiling the earth itself with poorly-designed objects and structures.
    -- Victor Papanek

    #Men #Design #Creative

  • Design, if it is to be ecologically responsible and socially responsive, must be revolutionary and radical.
    -- Victor Papanek

    #Design #Revolutionary #Responsible

  • If design is to be ecologically responsible, it must be independent of concern for the gross national product.
    -- Victor Papanek

    #Independent #Design #Responsible

  • Design is the patterning and planning of any act toward a desired, foreseeable end... any attempt to separate design, to make it a thing-by-itself works, counter to the fact that design is the primary underlying matrix of life.
    -- Victor Papanek

    #Design #Facts #Planning

  • Design is the conscious effort to impose a meaningful order
    -- Victor Papanek

    #Meaningful #Order #Effort

  • We live in a society that penalizes highly creative individuals for their non-conformist autonomy. This makes the teaching of problem solving in design both discouraging and difficult. A...student (has) massive blocks against new ways of thinking, engendered by some 16 years of mis-education...
    -- Victor Papanek

    #Block #Teaching #Dark

  • Design is a conscious and intuitive effort to impose meaningful order. Design is both the underlying matrix of order and the tool that creates it.
    -- Victor Papanek

    #Meaningful #Order #Effort

  • There are professions more harmful than industrial design but only a few of them
    -- Victor Papanek

    #Design #Industrial Design #Profession