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The Laws of Simplicity

posted Feb 29, 2012, 6:40 AM by William Burgos   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 6:48 AM ]

These laws are in a book titled "The Laws of Simplicity" from John Maeda. For more information you can visit the book's website.

  • Law 1: Reduce The simplest way to archive simplicity is through thoughful reduction.
  • Law 2: Organize Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
  • Law 3: Time Savings in time feel like simplicity.
  • Law 4: Learn Knowledge makes everything simpler.
  • Law 5: Diferences Simplicity and complexity need each other.
  • Law 6: Context What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral.
  • Law 7: Emotion More emotions are better than less.
  • Law 8: Trust In simplicity we trust.
  • Law 9: Failure Some things can never be made simple.
  • Law 10: The One Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaninful.