There’s no brain behind a lot of software or web development decisions. Developing a program with extensive functionality but cutting out the design is as stupid as building a house without doors and windows.
Still that’s how most of the can openers are constructed and software developed today. As if the developers themselves will be the only ones to use their products. Designing brings usability and purpose into products. Design makes the product. Leaving out design removes the purpose.
- Taken from http://www.edicy.com/blog/design-art-and-usability