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The laws of simplicity

Simplicity: Design, technology, business, life

Author: Maeda, J.
Type: Book
Year: 2006


This book describes how to simplify complex systems in product design, technology, business and life. Product designs that harness the power of ‘less’ are advocated – less features, buttons and distractions. The author, a graphic designer and computer scientist, proposes ten laws for simplification, including concepts of reduction, organisation, efficiency, trust, and emotional engagement. Products examples are details throughout the book, such as the iPod.

Further Details

Pages: 100
Publish Location: Cambridge, MA
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN/ISSN: 9780262134729
Accession Number: June, 2010
Keywords: designproducttechnology
Reads: 176