“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context—a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” — Eero Saarinen
This quote is focusing on a rule that applies to design whether you are building a house or working on a software product. It highlights the importance of context in design. In fact, context is everything based on which you can design your product in a better way.
“Nine months ago, I set out to invent a new way of interfacing with our devices, armed with only a single metaphor: Mercury. I wanted to create something that users could move through without friction or boundaries. I wanted to bring people closer to their North Stars with speed and elegance.”