The Laws of Simplicity

The Laws of Simplicity Design, Technology, Business, Life

First MIT Press paperback edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

Finally, we are learning that simplicity equals sanity. We're rebelling against technology that's too complicated, DVD players with too many menus, and software accompanied by 75-megabyte "read me" manuals. Apple made simplicity hip. But sometimes we find ourselves caught up in the simplicity paradox: we want something that's simple and easy to use, but also does all the complex things we might ever want it to do. In The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda offers ten laws for balancing simplicity and complexity in business, technology, and design-guidelines for needing less and actually getting more. Maeda-a professor in MIT's Media Lab and a world-renowned graphic designer-explores the question of how we can redefine the notion of "improved" so that it doesn't always mean something more, something added on.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262539470
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
Edition: First MIT Press paperback edition
DEWEY: 650.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: ix, 100
Weight: 132g
Height: 137mm
Width: 202mm
Spine width: 12mm