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The Secrets Of Simplicity


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Random thoughts on simplicity, what it is and what it means to us

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The Secrets Of Simplicity

  1. Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art. Philip James Bailey
  2. A simple product inhabits fitness, it is suited for its purpose.
  3. “Simplicity is the key to happiness in the modern world” Dalai Lama
  4. “Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.” René Descartes
  5. Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the Charles Mingus complicated simple, awesomely Charles Mingus simple, that's creativity. Charles Mingus
  6. A simple product has all the properties that are needed for its specific purpose.
  7. Simplicity requires serious thought and effort.
  8. Designing for simplicity is a real balancing act.
  9. less is more.
  10. Simplicity is not just a matter of reduction.
  11. form follows function.
  12. Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means. Koichi Kawana
  13. Simplicity is about unifying, to make something meaningful out of separate pieces.
  14. Complexity is the necessary input to a creative process, simplicity is the output.
  15. Here are some clues where to start.
  16. Ideas often benefit from simplicity.
  17. “Where the internet is concerned, betting against ease of use, conceptual simplicity, and maximal user participation, has always been a bad idea” Clay Shirky