•   Loading... Please wait
  • Search
      Authors  

    khoi vinh Quotes

    I think as technology and expertise makes possible these sort of amazing levels of fidelity to the real world, a lot of people sort of get sort of - what's the word I'm looking for - seduced into that. And after a time, they get tired of it and they become a little bit more interested, I think at a certain level of subtraction and a new level of sophistication.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: time  people  world  real  technology 
     
    I think we are in this era right now where every element in a webpage is rendered to within an inch of its life. I think if it's a button, it looks like a physical button, you know, if it's a mailbox that's meant to signal a messaging functionality then the whole mailbox right down to the rivets on the hypothetical metallic housing is rendered.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: right 
     
    I think there's a really selfish part of me that wishes I had the tools that I had today in the context of a designer practicing in the middle part of the 20th century when creating a single expression of an idea was the norm.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: wishes  designer  ideas 
     
    I think now we're seeing the pendulum switch back to this idea where conversations are more important, if not more important than documents.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: seeing  ideas 
     
    I think design does evolve in a meaningful sense. I think if you look at design as a part of the continuum of communication, since even before Guttenberg.
    — Khoi Vinh
    Things have a behavior online, whereas in print, there is a single canonical expression for them, but online everything responds to different criteria or has inherent states to it based on that criteria. So, you have to design that in a different way. It's a completely different dynamic even though it may look similar.
    — Khoi Vinh
    You have to design a story that might appear on the front page of the newspaper for the website. You don't have to design it in such a way that it can be self contained, that it makes sense if you never hit the front page of it.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: self  stories 
     
    I think there's a huge - there's a huge desire in me to make sense of the world in a way that I think you can trace back to that early disruption, this idea of wanting to compensate for that really kind of traumatic experience and sort of seeing its impact on my immediate and extended family.
    — Khoi Vinh
    I think the key difference between the web and print medium is, on the web or any digital medium, you're dealing with this added element of behavior.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: key  media 
     
    I think the thing about the Internet is that it has so many characteristics that can be easily construed to be similar or almost identical to print that it can be misleading.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: internet 
     
    You have to have a balance and understand that as much as you would like to have absolute control over everything, it's just not realistic.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: control  balance 
     
    I really try to keep my personal workspace as tidy as possible. I really believe there's a place for everything and everything in its place, as the cliché goes.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: personal  believe 
     
    I think I sort of have a love/hate relationship with a reputation I have for being the designer who works with grids.
    — Khoi Vinh
    I think if you took away all the designers and automated the process tomorrow, the end result would be really, really dissatisfying and disturbing to a lot of people. So, I think there's a lot of value that print designers have.
    — Khoi Vinh
    I think the obstacles are the same as the opportunities, is the way we like to look at them.
    — Khoi Vinh
    You have this really powerful technological infrastructure that can do really tremendous things. At the same time, it's never going to be as flexible as we'd like it to be. Just by nature of web technology.
    — Khoi Vinh
    Designers from start to finish now in digital media have to think in a much more sort of thoughtful serious and humble way about how design audiences will receive their products.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: media  designer 
     
    I think a lot more people are able to take on a design challenge than ever before. And this was true 20 years ago when the desktop publishing revolution came about that allowed people with Macintosh's at home to produce professional-looking newsletters or publications for the first time. So, there's a long march toward more democratization for design.
    — Khoi Vinh
    I think there's always something about design that is going to be very difficult for more than a small fraction of people to really get.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: people 
     
    Even though more people can build websites today than even 10 years ago, I think there's probably even less really deep understand of how a good website gets built than there was even then.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: people  year 
     
    Before Gutenberg, there was this really very strong oral storytelling culture where being able to relay stories from person to person was sufficient. And then, with the introduction of printing and mass communication, suddenly somebody had a lot of authority invested in the idea of a single canonical expression of a document or a piece of communication.
    — Khoi Vinh
    The way I look at my job, I spend a lot of time trying to create the conditions for good design to happen and I don't get an opportunity to do a lot of hands on work.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: time  work  job  opportunities 
     
    Even though the means of production are more available than ever, I think the true expertise is as rare as ever.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: true 
     
    Unsolicited redesigns are terrific and fun and useful, and I hope designers never stop doing them. But as they do so, I also hope they remember it helps no one - least of all the author of the redesign - to assume the worst about the original source and the people who work hard to maintain and improve it, even though those efforts may seem imperfect from the outside.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: people  work  help  fun  designer  author  hope 
     
    I know that what keeps me interested in my job and in the medium in general that what makes every few months more interesting, or newly interesting every few weeks, is the idea that everything is changing, that the ideas that you think are sacrosanct and unimpeachable suddenly are up for grabs again.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: job  media  ideas 
     
    I have a few memories of being young here in the United States, but almost no recollections of being young in Vietnam.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: memory  young  vietnam 
     
    I guess if there was a desert island scenario and I only could take one font with me, I guess it would be Helvetica, though it has it's limitations, I think it's incredibly versatile and gets the job done and I also think it's one of the typefaces that will really survive the test of time beyond the next several decades if not into the next century.
    — Khoi Vinh
    tags: time  job 
     
  •   Loading... Please wait
  • Search

    Related Authors