Grafik / GUI

“I suppose worlds projected by computers are just green; except for Quake, which is brown.”
Ernest Adams after “The Matrix”

“When in doubt, do it the way Windows does it, since that´s what most people will be used to.”
Ragnar Scheuermann

“It is annoying to be forced to remember information from screen to screen.”
Theo Mandel

“The lack of feedback leads users to distrust the system and to confirm the results of their actions on their own.”
Theo Mandel

“Grass isn´t <0,255,0>.”
John Edel

 “There is a lot of room for creativity in game design, but controls are not one of the best places to exercise you creative urges.”
Richard Rouse III

 “The dominant paradigms from other games are often dominant for a reason: they work.”
Richard Rouse III

 “Good artists borrow but great artists steal.”

"Art, as I see it, is any human activity which doesn´t grow of either of our
species´ two basic instincts: survival and reproduction."
Scott McCloud

"I can´t remember who suggested it, but by shifting the character over by one bit and exklusive ORing with himself you got a black shape with a shimmery white outline. So I tried that, and when I saw Shadow Man running around the screen I said, "Cool, there´s a new character.""
Jordan Mechner

“Indeed a lot of the success of games like Diablo, Command & Conquer and The Sims can be attributed to the fact that the player can play these games one-handed, controlling everything with only the mouse.”
Richard Rouse III

„If including a nonvital feature comes at the cost of meeing up the interface, though, you´re better off without it.”
Bob Bates

“Space does for comics what time does for film.”
Scott McCloud

“It´s between over twenty years since McLuhan first observed that those people growing up in the late twentieth century didn´t want goals so much as they wanted roles! And that´s what visual iconography is all about.”
Scott McCloud

“To kill a man between panels is to condemn him to a thousand deaths.”
Scott McCloud

“Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.“
Paul Klee

“The actual figure of Pac-Man came about as I was having pizza for lunch. I took one wedge and there it was, the figure of Pac-Man.”
Toru Iwatani

“When you draw a laughing face, your face should laugh. When you draw an angry face, your face should be angry. The character will capture your emotion. The emotions and fun in a game are not made while thinking about business.”
Shigeru Miyamoto

“Kunst ist schön, macht aber viel Arbeit.”
Karl Valentin

„With savage pictures fill their gaps
And o’er unhabitable downs
Place elephants for want of towns.“
Jonathan Swift’s indictment on 17th-century cartographers

„Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.“
Pablo Picasso

„There is no must in art because art is free.“
Wassily Kandisky

Ruskin: “I have never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public’s face.”
Whistler was cross-examined as to whether he really asked that enormous sum for two days’ work.
Whistler: “No, I ask it for the knowledge of a lifetime.”

„The best way to differentiate your product’s interface is to make it work.“
Jef Raskin

„I have come to believe that, in almost all commercial software, we have erred on the side of too little data per screen.“
Jef Raskin

„If people weren’t good at finding tiny things in long list, the Wall Street Journal would have gone out of business years ago.“
Jef Raskin

„The thing to learn is that just because someone has an opinion, it doesn’t mean that it matters.“
Hayden Duvall

„You don’t qualify as a real game artist until you have been arrested for trespassing and spent the night tied to a chair in a disued warehouse being interrogated by an unofficial branch of the CIA.“
Hayden Duvall (über Digitalfotos außergewöhnlicher Plätze, wie einer Uranfabrik)

„Donatello’s interest in the female nude made him the father of Renaissance.“

„Beethoven was so deaf, he thought he was a painter.“

„Painting is not very difficult when you don’t know how; but when you know how – ah, then it’s a different matter.“
Edgar Degas


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