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Maeda, John

Works: 64 works in 218 publications in 9 languages and 8,017 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Author, zxx, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Performer, Interviewee, Artist, Editor, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: TA168, 650.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Maeda
The laws of simplicity by John Maeda( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 950 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 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maeda, partiendo de la idea de que el ordenador no es un sustituto del pincel y la pintura, sino un medio artístico de pleno derecho, desarrolla en esta obra un lenguaje de programación denominado DBN ("design by numbers"), disponible de manera libre en Internet y destinado para artistas y diseñadores. Este sencillo programa cuenta con una ventana para escribir códigos de forma simple, usando un léxico parecido al de los diseñadores, y otra ventana para ver los resultados. Así consigue acercar a los diseñadores el mundo de las matemáticas y viceversa y a su vez, le permite ilustrar a sus alumnos el potencial del diseño informático
Redesigning leadership by John Maeda( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons for a new generation of leaders on teamwork, meetings, conversations, free food, social media, apologizing, and other topics
The storm of creativity by Kyna Leski( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 282 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
The art of typewriting : 570+ illustrations by Marvin A Sackner( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 248 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
The art of critical making : Rhode Island School of Design on creative practice by John Maeda( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 212 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
TEDTalks : John Maeda--simplicity patterns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 212 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
Maeda@media by John Maeda( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 173 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
Creative code by John Maeda( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 92 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
Redesigning leadership : [design, technology, business, life] by John Maeda( Recording )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 46 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
Creative Code : Ästhetik und Programmierung am MIT Media Lab( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In/visible : graphic data revealed, with a foreword by Emma Presler( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 43 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
Jian dan de fa ze : shang ye si wei by Dian Qian( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las leyes de la simplicidad : diseño, tecnología, negocios, vida by John Maeda( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maeda media by John Maeda( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Code de création by John Maeda( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing design by Ken'ya Hara( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) 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 Re-Design: The Daily Products of the 21st Century of 2000." --Publisher
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
12 o'clocks by John Maeda( Book )

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

The reactive square by John Maeda( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 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

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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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