Simplicity
Complex information
You are here
Simplicity is rare
But what does simplicity mean?
“Simplicity means the achievement of
maximum effect with minimum means.
-- Dr. Koichi Kawana - artist, designer and archit...
Something simple works intuitively.
Think of Apple’s famous Mac computer.
Think of Apple’s famous Mac computer.
“It just works!”
Or Google Search.
Despite its vast and complex network of
computers and databases…
…when you want to do a search
all you see is this:
…when you want to do a search
all you see is this:
Simplicity is not simple.
Simple things are made
unnecessarily complicated.
You can complicating
John Maeda, author of
The Laws of Simplicity,
gives some advice on
how to declutter life and
make it a worthwhile
experien...
John Maeda, author of
The Laws of Simplicity,
gives some advice on
how to declutter life and
make it a worthwhile
experien...
The simplest way to achieve simplicity
is through thoughtful reduction.
1
When functionality is reduced
without penalty
When functionality is reduced
without penalty
true simplification is realized.
Organization makes a system of
many appear fewer.
2
An effective scheme for organization
achieves definitive success in taming
complexity.
An effective scheme for organization
achieves definitive success in taming
complexity.
1. Sort
An effective scheme for organization
achieves definitive success in taming
complexity.
1. Sort
2. Label
An effective scheme for organization
achieves definitive success in taming
complexity.
1. Sort
2. Label
3. Integrate
An effective scheme for organization
achieves definitive success in taming
complexity.
1. Sort
2. Label
3. Integrate
4. Pr...
An effective scheme for organization
achieves definitive success in taming
complexity.
1. Sort
2. Label
3. Integrate
4. Pr...
Savings in time
feel like simplicity.
3
The average person spends at least an
hour a day waiting in line.
When forced to wait,
life seems
unnecessarily complex.
Maximizing your available time
Time Complexity
Maximizing your available time can
greatly reduce complexity.
Time Complexity
Knowledge makes everything simpler.4
Think of a screw and a screwdriver.
You just mate the screw’s head to the
screwdriver’s tip and turn.
Think of a screw and a screwdriver.
You just mate the screw’s head to the
screwdriver’s tip and turn.
Simple, no?
Not if you’re a child and you don’t
know which way to turn.
Knowing how to execute tasks
removes its inherent complexity.
Some things can never be made simple.5
Some things can never be made simple.5
And that’s fine.
Just know when to stop simplifying and relax.
The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.1
Organization makes a system of many appear fewer....
The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.1
Organization makes a system of many appear fewer....
Simplicity is about subtracting the
obvious and adding the meaningful
If you do that
Click here to get the book at Amazon.
I’ve read it and think it is fantastic.
Want to learn the remaining secrets of simpl...
Images used in this presentation and their talented authors
1 – Attention Tree! – by Philipp Klinger
3 – County bubbles - ...
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  1. 1. Simplicity
  2. 2. Complex information
  3. 3. You are here
  4. 4. Simplicity is rare
  5. 5. But what does simplicity mean?
  6. 6. “Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means. -- Dr. Koichi Kawana - artist, designer and architect ”
  7. 7. Something simple works intuitively.
  8. 8. Think of Apple’s famous Mac computer.
  9. 9. Think of Apple’s famous Mac computer. “It just works!”
  10. 10. Or Google Search. Despite its vast and complex network of computers and databases…
  11. 11. …when you want to do a search all you see is this:
  12. 12. …when you want to do a search all you see is this:
  13. 13. Simplicity is not simple.
  14. 14. Simple things are made unnecessarily complicated.
  15. 15. You can complicating
  16. 16. John Maeda, author of The Laws of Simplicity, gives some advice on how to declutter life and make it a worthwhile experience.
  17. 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. 18. The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction. 1
  19. 19. When functionality is reduced without penalty
  20. 20. When functionality is reduced without penalty true simplification is realized.
  21. 21. Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. 2
  22. 22. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity.
  23. 23. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort
  24. 24. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label
  25. 25. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate
  26. 26. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate 4. Prioritize
  27. 27. An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate 4. Prioritize 5. Done!
  28. 28. Savings in time feel like simplicity. 3
  29. 29. The average person spends at least an hour a day waiting in line.
  30. 30. When forced to wait, life seems unnecessarily complex.
  31. 31. Maximizing your available time Time Complexity
  32. 32. Maximizing your available time can greatly reduce complexity. Time Complexity
  33. 33. Knowledge makes everything simpler.4
  34. 34. Think of a screw and a screwdriver. You just mate the screw’s head to the screwdriver’s tip and turn.
  35. 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. 36. Not if you’re a child and you don’t know which way to turn.
  37. 37. Knowing how to execute tasks removes its inherent complexity.
  38. 38. Some things can never be made simple.5
  39. 39. Some things can never be made simple.5 And that’s fine.
  40. 40. Just know when to stop simplifying and relax.
  41. 41. The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.1 Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. Savings in time feel like simplicity. Knowledge makes everything simpler. Some things can never be made simple 2 3 4 5
  42. 42. The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.1 Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. Savings in time feel like simplicity. Knowledge makes everything simpler. Some things can never be made simple 2 3 4 5 All too complicated, perhaps? Don’t worry. It all comes down to this:
  43. 43. Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful
  44. 44. If you do that
  45. 45. Click here to get the book at Amazon. I’ve read it and think it is fantastic. Want to learn the remaining secrets of simplicity? A presentation by João AlvesDisclaimer: The link provided is an Amazon Affiliate Link.
  46. 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

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