November 29, 2006
Laws of simplicity
John Maeda has a book, and a follow-on blog, called The Laws of Simplicity. His encapsulating law ten gives an idea of his thoughtfulness: "Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful." In other words, simplicity is a balance between information that is helpful and clutter that is not. Garr Reynolds has written a nice introductory discussion of the book.
Posted by jmm at November 29, 2006 09:13 AM