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The laws of simplicity

Author: John Maeda
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Maeda
ISBN: 0262134721 9780262134729
OCLC Number: 65205172
Notes: "Design, technology, business, life."
Description: ix, 100, [6] p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Law 1 : Reduce --
Law 2 : Organize --
Law 3 : Time --
Law 4 : Learn --
Law 5 : Differences --
Law 6 : Context --
Law 7 : Emotion --
Law 8 : Trust --
Law 9 : Failure --
Law 10 : The one.
Responsibility: John Maeda.

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Ten laws of simplicity for business, technology, and design that teach us how to need less but get more.  Read more...

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