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The Story for Complexity
by @tylertate
“Getting the hang of the instruments is like
drinking information from a firehose.”
— Andy Fowler
*Tyler has no association with these people
http://www.asseenontv.com
http://www.asseenontv.com
http://www.asseenontv.com
[ This is where you sketch wacky ideas ]
Simple is no better than complex any more
than small is better than large.
“The major cause of complicated,
confusing, frustrating systems is not
complexity: It is poor design.”
— Don Norman
“Bad design has no excuse.”
— Don Norman
http://www.thisnext.com/item/22378BAC/Apple-Peeler-Corer
http://www.thisnext.com/item/7E6E63CE/76777D5E/Commercial-French-...
Task Specificity
Piper PA-18-160 Super Cub (N98SA)
Canon SD200
Sanderson View Camera
Domain Expertise
Moderate
                                     Complexity                               Very High
                         ...
“Everything should be made as simple as
possible, but not simpler.”
— Albert Einstein
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The Story for Complexity

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Simplicity and complexity are morally neutral. Two criteria can be used to determine the optimal level of complexity within a system.

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The Story for Complexity

  1. 1. The Story for Complexity by @tylertate
  2. 2. “Getting the hang of the instruments is like drinking information from a firehose.” — Andy Fowler
  3. 3. *Tyler has no association with these people
  4. 4. http://www.asseenontv.com
  5. 5. http://www.asseenontv.com
  6. 6. http://www.asseenontv.com
  7. 7. [ This is where you sketch wacky ideas ]
  8. 8. Simple is no better than complex any more than small is better than large.
  9. 9. “The major cause of complicated, confusing, frustrating systems is not complexity: It is poor design.” — Don Norman
  10. 10. “Bad design has no excuse.” — Don Norman
  11. 11. http://www.thisnext.com/item/22378BAC/Apple-Peeler-Corer http://www.thisnext.com/item/7E6E63CE/76777D5E/Commercial-French-Fry-Cutter http://www.thisnext.com/item/7B81EC3F/BC9A533B/Williams-Sonoma-Mozzarella
  12. 12. Task Specificity
  13. 13. Piper PA-18-160 Super Cub (N98SA)
  14. 14. Canon SD200
  15. 15. Sanderson View Camera
  16. 16. Domain Expertise
  17. 17. Moderate Complexity Very High Complexity Plane Domain Expertise View Camera Bloomberg Moderate Complexity Car Polaroid Camera Google Knife Apple Corer Low Complexity Task Specificity
  18. 18. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” — Albert Einstein

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