13 Jul

The Ten Laws of Simplicity

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I am working at home today and listening to Friday’s Talk of the Nation on NPR, which is the Science Friday edition.  Today’s guest is John Maeda, author of the Laws of Simplicity, and founder of the Simplicity Consortium at the MIT Media Lab.

John has published these 10 laws that are not only worthy of reading, but worthy of groking all the way to your core.  Adherence to these principals is why companies like 37 Signals and Apple are getting so much good play.

John Maeda’s 10 Laws of Simplicity

  1. Reduce
  2. Organize
  3. Time
  4. Learn
  5. Differences
  6. Context
  7. Emotion
  8. Trust
  9. Failure
  10. The One