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Maeda, John

Works: 75 works in 238 publications in 11 languages and 8,454 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Author, zxx, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Performer, Interviewee, Artist, Editor, Dedicatee, Other
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Most widely held works by John Maeda
The laws of simplicity by John Maeda( Book )

53 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author offers ten laws for balancing simplicity and complexity in business, technology, and design--guidelines for needing less and actually getting more. The author explores the question of how we can redefine the notion of "improved" so that it doesn't always mean something more, something added on. Maeda's first law of simplicity is reduce. It's not necessarily beneficial to add technology features just because we can. And the features that we do have must be organized (Law 2) in a sensible hierarchy so users aren't distracted by features and functions they don't need. But simplicity is not less just for the sake of less. Skip ahead to Law 9: "Failure: some things can never be made simple." Maeda's concise guide to simplicity in the digital age show us how this idea can be a cornerstone of organizations and their products--how it can drive both business and technology. We can learn to simplify without sacrificing comfort and meaning, and we can achieve balance described in Law 10. This law, which Maeda calls "The One", tells us: "Simplicity is about subracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful."--Book cover
Design by numbers by John Maeda( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most art and technology projects pair artists with engineers or scientists: the artist has the conception, and the technical person provides the know-how. John Maeda is an artist and a computer scientist, and he views the computer not as a substitute for brush and paint but as an artistic medium in its own right. Design By Numbers is a reader-friendly tutorial on both the philosophy and nuts-and-bolts techniques of programming for artists. Practicing what he preaches, Maeda composed Design By Numbers using a computational process he developed specifically for the book. He introduces a programming language and development environment, available on the Web, which can be freely downloaded or run directly within any JAVA-enabled Web browser. Appropriately, the new language is called DBN (for "design by numbers"). Designed for "visual" people -- artists, designers, anyone who likes to pick up a pencil and doodle -- DBN has very few commands and consists of elements resembling those of many other languages, such as LISP, LOGO, C/JAVA, and BASIC. Throughout the book, Maeda emphasizes the importance -- and delights -- of understanding the motivation behind computer programming, as well as the many wonders that emerge from well-written programs. Sympathetic to the "mathematically challenged," he places minimal emphasis on mathematics in the first half of the book. Because computation is inherently mathematical, the books second half uses intermediate mathematical concepts that generally do not go beyond high-school algebra. The reader who masters the skills so clearly set out by Maeda will be ready to exploit the true character of digital media design
The storm of creativity by Kyna Leski( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although each instance of creativity is singular and specific, Kyna Leski tells us, the creative process is universal. Artists, architects, poets, inventors, scientists, and others all navigate the same stages of the process in order to discover something that does not yet exist. All of us must work our way through the empty page, the blank screen, writer's block, confusion, chaos, and doubt. In this book, Leski draws from her pbservations and experiences as a teacher, student, maker, writer, and architect to describe the workings of the creative process"--Jacket
Redesigning leadership by John Maeda( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons for a new generation of leaders on teamwork, meetings, conversations, free food, social media, apologizing, and other topics
The art of typewriting : 570+ illustrations by Marvin A Sackner( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beloved typewriter--its utilitarian beauty, the pleasing percussive action of striking its keys, the singularity of the impressed page--is enjoying a genuine renaissance across the creative industries. In this authoritative publication, the founders of the Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, the largest such collection in the world, apply their experience, mining the collection they have created over four decades to present examples produced by more than 200 of the world's finest typewriter artists. From the early ornamental works produced by secretaries in the late nineteenth century to more recent works that consider the unique position of the typewritten document in the digital age, there is an astonishing and delightful range of creativity in every artwork
TEDTalks : John Maeda--simplicity patterns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author of The Laws of Simplicity and MAEDA@MEDIA, John Maeda is the president of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is dedicated to linking design and technology. Through the software tools, web pages, and books he creates, he spreads his philosophy of elegant simplicity. In his fascinating career as a programmer and an artist, he's always been committed to blurring the lines between the two disciplines, and he's responsible for influencing the shape and form of computer-aided design. Calling himself "the guy who makes the flying letters," Maeda discusses paring down to basics and the complicated intersection where technology and art meet in this interesting TEDTalk
The art of critical making : Rhode Island School of Design on creative practice by John Maeda( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the world's leading approach to art and design taught at Rhode Island School of Design. At Rhode Island School of Design students are immersed in a culture where making questions, ideas, and objects, using and inventing materials, and activating experience all serve to define a form of critical thinking - albeit with one's hands - i.e. "critical making." The Art of Critical Making, by RISD faculty and staff, describes fundamental aspects of RISD's approach to "critical making" and how this can lead to innovation
Maeda@media by John Maeda( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneer in the world of the graphic arts, John Maeda is an artist and a highly qualified engineer. This volume showcases the genius of his work, revolutionary and yet at the same time flat-out beautiful as Esquire magazine described it in 1999
The acceleration of cultural change : from ancestors to algorithms by R. Alexander Bentley( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From our hunter-gatherer days, we humans evolved to be excellent throwers, chewers, and long-distance runners. We are highly social, crave Paleolithic snacks, and display some gendered difference resulting from mate selection. But we now find ourselves binge-viewing, texting while driving, and playing Minecraft. Only the collective acceleration of cultural and technological evolution explains this development. The evolutionary psychology of individuals--the drive for "food and sex"--explains some of our current habits, but our evolutionary success, Alex Bentley and Mike O'Brien explain, lies in our ability to learn cultural know-how and to teach it to the next generation. Bentley and O'Brien examine the broad and shallow model of cultural evolution seen today in the science of networks, prediction markets, and the explosion of digital information. They suggest that in the future, artificial intelligence could be put to work to solve the problem of information overload, learning to integrate concepts over the vast idea space of digitally stored information
Creative code by John Maeda( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of digital design guru John Maeda as an educator and director of the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab has never before been fully revealed. Seven years of intensive research with gifted students has resulted in incredible advances in digital and interaction design, and many of the programme's graduates are now considered leaders in their field. This book presents the most fascinating work, arranged by themes that apply to today's digital design issues: programmatic space, living information, typography, tools, interaction design and education. Each section also features two essays by leading names in the field of interaction and digital design, such as Casey Reas, David Small, Yogo Nakamura, Joshua Davis and Gillian Crampton-Smith. Red Burns contributes a foreword. The creator of the designer website, maeda@media, explores the computer as an artistic medium, recounting how his students and he have rendered some of the most digitally sophisticated pieces of design in modern history, in a compilation that showcases some of the ACG's key achievements in the fields of digital typography, interaction design, educa
In/visible : graphic data revealed( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each year, the New York chapter of the AIGA invites a group of emerging designers to participate in the Fresh Dialogue forum. In/Visible: Graphic Data Revealed brings together a diverse group of information graphics designers for a lively discussion about the challenges they face visualizing information. Steve Duenes manages the New York Times print and online graphics department; Andrew Kuo attempts to categorize unmeasurable human emotions through meticulous charts and diagrams; Fernanda Vigas of IBM's Visual Communication Lab is the cocreator of the Many Eyes social website that encourages members to upload, interpret, and revisualize one another's data. Their discussion, moderated by Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda, covers a range of current and anticipated trends in visual journalism, including issues such as data integrity and visual ethics, judicious simplicity versus seductive complexity, and the ever-increasing demand for dynamic information. As designers, they share an amazing ability to empower readers by translating complicated data into visual ideas whose understanding we all depend on to make sense of our everyday world
Creative Code : Ästhetik und Programmierung am MIT Media Lab( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redesigning leadership : [design, technology, business, life] by John Maeda( Recording )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When designer and computer scientist John Maeda was tapped to be president of the celebrated Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, he had to learn how to be a leader quickly. In his transition from MIT to RISD he finds that the most effective way to pull people together is not social networking but free food. Leading a team? The best way for a leader to leverage the collective power of a team is to reveal his or her own humanity
Code de création by John Maeda( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maeda media by John Maeda( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing design by Ken'ya Hara( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In Designing Design, he impresses upon the reader the importance of emptiness in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design, made visible by means of numerous examples from his own work. Hara, for instance, designed the opening and closing ceremony programs for the Nagano Winter Olympic Games 1998. In 2001, he enrolled as a board member for the Japanese label MUJI and has considerably moulded the identity of this successful corporation as communication and design advisor ever since. Kenya Hara, alongside Naoto Fukasawa one of the leading design personalities in Japan, has also called attention to himself with exhibitions such as a Re-Design: The Daily Products of the 21st Century of 2000
The laws of simplicity : design, technology, business, life by John Maeda( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Maeda offers ten laws for balancing simplicity and complexity in business, technology, and design. Guidelines for needing less and actually getting more
The reactive square by John Maeda( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 o'clocks by John Maeda( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maeda Jon = John Maeda by John Maeda( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
John Maeda

John Maeda Amerikaans grafisch ontwerper

John Maeda designer, insegnante e batterista statunitense

John Maeda US-amerikanischer Informatiker, Autor und Grafikgestalter

Maeda, John

Maeda, Jon

Maeda, Jon 1966-

Maeda, Jon Takeshi

Маэда, Джон

جون مايدا

จอห์น มะเอะดะ

마에다, 존



マエダ, ジョン

マエダ, ジョン 1966-

マエダ, ジョン タケシ

前田, John

前田, ジョン

前田, ジョン 1966-

前田, ジョン剛志


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