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  • 1. Simplicity
  • 2. Complex information
  • 3. You are here
  • 4. Simplicity is rare
  • 5. But what does simplicity mean?
  • 6. “ Simplicity effect with achievement of maximum means the minimum means. -- Dr. Koichi Kawana - artist, designer and architect ”
  • 7. Something simple works intuitively.
  • 8. Think of Apple’s famous Mac computer.
  • 9. Think of Apple’s famous Mac computer. “It just works!”
  • 10. Or Google Search. Despite its vast and complex network of computers and databases…
  • 11. …when you want to do a search all you see is this:
  • 12. …when you want to do a search all you see is this:
  • 13. Simplicity is not simple.
  • 14. Simple things are made unnecessarily complicated.
  • 15. You can complicating
  • 16. John Maeda, author of The Laws of Simplicity, gives some advice on how to declutter life and make it a worthwhile experience.
  • 17. John Maeda, author of The Laws of Simplicity, gives some advice on how to declutter life and make it a worthwhile experience. Here are 5 of those laws
  • 18. The simplest way to achieve simplicity 1 is through thoughtful reduction.
  • 19. When functionality is reduced without penalty
  • 20. When functionality is reduced without penalty true simplification is realized.
  • 21. 2 Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
  • 22. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity.
  • 23. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort
  • 24. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label
  • 25. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate
  • 26. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate 4. Prioritize
  • 27. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate 4. Prioritize 5. Done!
  • 28. 3 Savings in time feel like simplicity.
  • 29. The average person spends at least an hour a day waiting in line.
  • 30. When forced to wait, life seems unnecessarily complex.
  • 31. Maximizing your available time Time Complexity
  • 32. Maximizing your available time can greatly reduce complexity. Time Complexity
  • 33. 4 Knowledge makes everything simpler.
  • 34. Think of a screw and a screwdriver. You just mate the screw’s head to the screwdriver’s tip and turn.
  • 35. Think of a screw and a screwdriver. You just mate the screw’s head to the screwdriver’s tip and turn. Simple, no?
  • 36. Not if you’re a child and you don’t know which way to turn.
  • 37. Knowing how to execute tasks removes its inherent complexity.
  • 38. 5 Some things can never be made simple.
  • 39. 5 Some things can never be made simple. And that’s fine.
  • 40. Just know when to stop simplifying and relax.
  • 41. 1 The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction. 2 Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. 3 Savings in time feel like simplicity. 4 Knowledge makes everything simpler. 5 Some things can never be made simple
  • 42. 1 The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction. 2 All too complicated, perhaps? Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. 3 Savings in time feel like simplicity. 4 Don’t worry. Knowledge makes everything simpler. 5 Some It allcan never be made simple to this: things comes down
  • 43. Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful
  • 44. If you do that
  • 45. Thank you! If you liked this presentation do something simple: Vote ! A presentation by João Alves
  • 46. Images used in this presentation and their talented authors 1 – Attention Tree! – by Philipp Klinger 3 – County bubbles - by Ethan Hein 4 – Maze Wallpaper Green – by Tiger Pixel 5 – Cable Confusion - by e-magic 6 – four-leaf clover – by Scyza 9 – Mirror, Mirror, in the Ball – by Daniel Conway 12 – Computers – by coolpix 16 – Weird Cube – by Cieleke 17 – Eye Am Feeling Silly – by Cayusa 18 – Gear Work 2 – by Curious Expeditions 19 – Sign 4: stop – by brokenarts 22 – Desktop marauder – by Brintam 26 – 19th February 2005 – by Paul Watson 32 – 14:47 – by Emborg 33 – Birds – by djayo 34 – Nighty Night Time – by Cvalentine 37 – Light bulb 2 – by brokenarts 37 – Levitation 5 – by bizior 38 – screw 1 – by lusi 38 – screwdriver – by brokenarts 41 – Juggler – by Helico 42 – iphone to infinity for righty's – by K!T 44 – Mediterranean beach – by pale