Making your mind your playground

domingo, 30 de setembro de 2007

Simplicity = Sanity

John Maeda's 10 laws of simplicity

Law 1 Reduce: The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.

Law 2 Organize: Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.

Law 3 Time: Savings in time feel like simplicity.

Law 4 Learn: Knowledge makes everything simpler.

Law 5 Differences: Simplicity and complexity need each other.

Law 6 Context: What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral.

Law 7 Emotion: More emotions are better than less.

Law 8 Trust: In simplicity we trust.

Law 9 Failure: Some things can never be made simple.

Law 10 The One: Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.

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