Always surprised by the John Maeda, I discovered him 3 years ago. While searching for simplicity.
I was hit by his book called ‘Laws of simplicity‘ which i had started reading 1 year back. But not being able to finish that off.
So, I guess today was the right day to finish that book.
The 10 Laws summed up as follows :-
Law 1: Reduce The Simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful 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: Differences 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 meaningful
Some important excerpts, clicked as pic are as follows :-
Thanks! for Simplifying.