好的设计师必须应该是先锋者,总是能够领先时代一步。他们应该而且必须质疑每一个已经被认为是显而易见了的事物。他们必须对人们正在改变着的态度有一种直觉,为了他们生活所处的现实,他们的梦想,他们的欲望,他们的忧虑,他们的需求,他们的生活习惯。他们也必须能够客观地评估技术的机会与边界。

Good designers must always be avant-gardists, always one step ahead of the times. They should–and must–question everything generally thought to be obvious. They must have an intuition for people’s changing attitudes. For the reality in which they live, for their dreams, their desires, their worries, their needs, their living habits. They must also be able to assess realistically the opportunities and bounds of technology. –Dieter Rams