The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity
The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity

The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity

John Maeda
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The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity
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simplicity is bound to be a growth industry.

The best designers in the world all squint when they look at something. They squint to see the forest from the trees-to find the right balance. Squint at the world. You will see more, by seeing less.

Note: Maeda on squinting

Complexity implies the feeling of being lost; simplicity implies the feeling of being found.

Note: @johnmaeda on complex v simple

Perhaps this is the fundamental distinction between pure art and pure design. While great art makes you wonder, great design makes things clear.

When faced with failure, a good artist, or any other member of the creative class, leverages the unfortunate event to radically shift perspective.