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Overengineering Simplicity


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A presentation on rich interfaces and overengineering simplicity. Prepared for IxDA's first Soapbox event (a/k/a Pecha Kucha)

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Overengineering Simplicity

  1. 1. Eduardo F. Ortiz Rich : over-engineering simplicity
  2. 2. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 / Taken with a Nikon Coolpix S4, uploaded on August 19, 2006 by Akerin Simplicity (sĭm-plĭs'ĭ-tē) /n/ The property, condition, or quality of being simple or uncombined.
  3. 3. Good vs Blah a biased & opinionated non-analytical comparison
  4. 4. Good Blah Photo sharing
  5. 7. Good Blah Photo sharing: Search: Candy Cane
  6. 10. Good Blah Video sharing
  7. 13. Good Blah Video sharing: Video UI
  8. 15. Blah
  9. 16. Good Good Audio Player / User-focused simplicity
  10. 19. <ul><li>Keep it Simple Stupid is usually a reductive act: strip things out, don’t take something on, avoid difficult thoughts. In design, it can result in oversimplification, simplistic decision and a cutting of features rather than a synthesis of them. </li></ul><ul><li>- Kip Voytek </li></ul>Takeaway?
  11. 20. <ul><li>For listening to my rants. </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation is available on Slideshare at: </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions/comments you can email me at: </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul>Thanks