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Maeda, John

Works: 57 works in 165 publications in 9 languages and 6,288 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Periodicals  Interactive multimedia  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Conceptor, Interviewee, Performer, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Artist
Classifications: TA168, 650.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Maeda
The laws of simplicity by John Maeda( )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 2,046 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
Redesigning leadership by John Maeda( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons for a new generation of leaders on teamwork, meetings, conversations, free food, social media, apologizing, and other topics
Design by numbers by John Maeda( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of critical making : Rhode Island School of Design on creative practice by John Maeda( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 158 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 )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 137 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 )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and French and held by 116 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
Simplicity! : die zehn Gesetze der Einfachheit by John Maeda( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in German and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TEDTalks John Maeda--simplicity patterns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 60 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
Redesigning leadership [design, technology, business, life] by John Maeda( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 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
In/visible graphic data revealed by AIGA New York Chapter( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 41 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 )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maeda media by John Maeda( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maeda@media : journal d'un explorateur du numérique by John Maeda( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la simplicité by John Maeda( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maeda présente dix lois et trois clés supplémentaires pour atteindre la simplicité, notamment dans les domaines de l'informatique et des processus d'entreprise. [SDM]
The laws of simplicity design, technology, business, life by John Maeda( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing design by Ken'ya Hara( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 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
Flying letters by John Maeda( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visionaire 34 : Paris, Dior Hommes, solitaire( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
John Maeda

Maeda, John

Maeda, Jon 1966-

Maeda, Jon Takeshi

マエダ, ジョン

マエダ, ジョン 1966-

マエダ, ジョン タケシ

前田, ジョン 1966-

前田, ジョン剛志

Redesigning leadershipDesign by numbersMaeda@mediaCreative codeSimplicity! : die zehn Gesetze der EinfachheitIn/visible graphic data revealedCreative Code : Ästhetik und Programmierung am MIT Media LabDesigning design