I’m browsing “Designing Universal Knowledge” by Gerlinder Schuller at present, and came across a thought-provoking guide to simplicity (‘laws’ is OTT, but that’s how they are described). I like this list a lot.
The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.
Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
Savings in time feel like simplicity.
Knowledge makes everything simpler.
Simplicity and complexity need each other.
What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral.
More emotions are better than fewer.
In simplicity we trust.
Some things can never be made simple.
Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.
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