simplicity-maeda

The laws of simplicity van John Maeda is een dun boekje met een paar fijne inzichten over eenvoud en ingewikkeldheid. Klinkt beter in het Engels, simplicity versus complexity. Ik beperk me even tot het opsommen van de tien wetten. Meer over de man, het project en zijn doel lees of zie je ‘achter de blauwe knop’.

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

SHE = shrink, hide and embody

2. ORGANIZE : Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.

SLIP = sort, label, integrate, prioritize.

3. TIME : Savings in time feel like simplicity.

4. LEARN : Knowledge makes everything simpler.

BRAIN = Basics are the beginning. Repeat yourself often. Avoid creating desperation. Inspire with examples. Never forget to repeat yourself.

5. DIFFERENCES : Simplicity and complexity need each other.

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

7. EMOTIONS : More emotions are better than less.

8. TRUST : In simplicity we trust.

9. FAILURE : Some things can never be made simple.

10. THE ONE : Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.