• Simplicity
  • Complex information
  • You are here
  • Simplicity is rare
  • But what does simplicity mean?
  • “Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means. -- Dr. Koichi Kawana - artist, designer and architect ”
  • Something simple works intuitively.
  • Think of Apple’s famous Mac computer.
  • Think of Apple’s famous Mac computer. “It just works!”
  • Or Google Search. Despite its vast and complex network of computers and databases…
  • …when you want to do a search all you see is this:
  • …when you want to do a search all you see is this:
  • Simplicity is not simple.
  • Simple things are made unnecessarily complicated.
  • You can complicating
  • John Maeda, author of The Laws of Simplicity, gives some advice on how to declutter life and make it a worthwhile experience.
  • John Maeda, author of The Laws of Simplicity, gives some advice on how to declutter life and make it a worthwhile experience. Here are 5 of those laws
  • The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.1
  • When functionality is reduced without penalty
  • When functionality is reduced without penalty true simplification is realized.
  • Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. 2
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity.
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate 4. Prioritize
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate 4. Prioritize 5. Done!
  • Savings in time feel like simplicity. 3
  • The average person spends at least an hour a day waiting in line.
  • When forced to wait, life seems unnecessarily complex.
  • Maximizing your available time Time Complexity
  • Maximizing your available time can greatly reduce complexity. Time Complexity
  • Knowledge makes everything simpler.4
  • Think of a screw and a screwdriver. You just mate the screw’s head to the screwdriver’s tip and turn.
  • Think of a screw and a screwdriver. You just mate the screw’s head to the screwdriver’s tip and turn. Simple, no?
  • Not if you’re a child and you don’t know which way to turn.
  • Knowing how to execute tasks removes its inherent complexity.
  • Some things can never be made simple.5
  • Some things can never be made simple.5 And that’s fine.
  • Just know when to stop simplifying and relax.
  • The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.1 Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. Savings in time feel like simplicity. Knowledge makes everything simpler. Some things can never be made simple 2 3 4 5
  • The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.1 Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. Savings in time feel like simplicity. Knowledge makes everything simpler. Some things can never be made simple 2 3 4 5 All too complicated, perhaps? Don’t worry. It all comes down to this:
  • Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful
  • If you do that
  • Click here to get the book at Amazon. I’ve read it and think it is fantastic. Want to learn the remaining secrets of simplicity? A presentation by João AlvesDisclaimer: The link provided is an Amazon Affiliate Link. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0262134721?ie=UTF8&tag=slideshare-laws-of-simplicity-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0262134721�
  • Images used in this presentation and their talented authors 1 – Attention Tree! – by Philipp Klinger 3 – County bubbles - by Ethan Hein 4 – Maze Wallpaper Green – by Tiger Pixel 5 – Cable Confusion - by e-magic 6 – four-leaf clover – by Scyza 9 – Mirror, Mirror, in the Ball – by Daniel Conway 12 – Computers – by coolpix 16 – Weird Cube – by Cieleke 17 – Eye Am Feeling Silly – by Cayusa 18 – Gear Work 2 – by Curious Expeditions 19 – Sign 4: stop – by brokenarts 22 – Desktop marauder – by Brintam 26 – 19th February 2005 – by Paul Watson 32 – 14:47 – by Emborg 33 – Birds – by djayo 34 – Nighty Night Time – by Cvalentine 37 – Light bulb 2 – by brokenarts 37 – Levitation 5 – by bizior 38 – screw 1 – by lusi 38 – screwdriver – by brokenarts 41 – Juggler – by Helico 42 – iphone to infinity for righty's – by K!T 44 – Mediterranean beach – by pale http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/3237084262/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/3237084262/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/3237084262/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethanhein/3005726418/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethanhein/3005726418/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerpixel/3307790990/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerpixel/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/emagic/51069522/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/emagic/51069522/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/847654� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/Scyza� http://www.flickr.com/photos/theeponymousone/3362231684/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/theeponymousone/3362231684/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/739688� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/coolpix� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/832993� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/Cieleke� http://www.flickr.com/photos/cayusa/1209794692/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/cayusa/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/489992128/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/200984� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/brokenarts� http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin_borjesson/3611275837/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin_borjesson/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulwatson/5070829/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulwatson/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/emborg/3406966952/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/emborg/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/925299� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/djayo� http://www.flickr.com/photos/cvalentine/406434270/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/cvalentine/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/190593� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/brokenarts� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1031938� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/bizior� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1063797� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/lusi� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/183132� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/brokenarts� http://www.flickr.com/photos/helico/404640681/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/helico/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitcowan/731269699/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitcowan/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/956526� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/pale�
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  • Simplicity
  • Complex information
  • You are here
  • Simplicity is rare
  • But what does simplicity mean?
  • “Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means. -- Dr. Koichi Kawana - artist, designer and architect ”
  • Something simple works intuitively.
  • Think of Apple’s famous Mac computer.
  • Think of Apple’s famous Mac computer. “It just works!”
  • Or Google Search. Despite its vast and complex network of computers and databases…
  • …when you want to do a search all you see is this:
  • …when you want to do a search all you see is this:
  • Simplicity is not simple.
  • Simple things are made unnecessarily complicated.
  • You can complicating
  • John Maeda, author of The Laws of Simplicity, gives some advice on how to declutter life and make it a worthwhile experience.
  • John Maeda, author of The Laws of Simplicity, gives some advice on how to declutter life and make it a worthwhile experience. Here are 5 of those laws
  • The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.1
  • When functionality is reduced without penalty
  • When functionality is reduced without penalty true simplification is realized.
  • Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. 2
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity.
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate 4. Prioritize
  • An effective scheme for organization achieves definitive success in taming complexity. 1. Sort 2. Label 3. Integrate 4. Prioritize 5. Done!
  • Savings in time feel like simplicity. 3
  • The average person spends at least an hour a day waiting in line.
  • When forced to wait, life seems unnecessarily complex.
  • Maximizing your available time Time Complexity
  • Maximizing your available time can greatly reduce complexity. Time Complexity
  • Knowledge makes everything simpler.4
  • Think of a screw and a screwdriver. You just mate the screw’s head to the screwdriver’s tip and turn.
  • Think of a screw and a screwdriver. You just mate the screw’s head to the screwdriver’s tip and turn. Simple, no?
  • Not if you’re a child and you don’t know which way to turn.
  • Knowing how to execute tasks removes its inherent complexity.
  • Some things can never be made simple.5
  • Some things can never be made simple.5 And that’s fine.
  • Just know when to stop simplifying and relax.
  • The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.1 Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. Savings in time feel like simplicity. Knowledge makes everything simpler. Some things can never be made simple 2 3 4 5
  • The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.1 Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. Savings in time feel like simplicity. Knowledge makes everything simpler. Some things can never be made simple 2 3 4 5 All too complicated, perhaps? Don’t worry. It all comes down to this:
  • Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful
  • If you do that
  • Click here to get the book at Amazon. I’ve read it and think it is fantastic. Want to learn the remaining secrets of simplicity? A presentation by João AlvesDisclaimer: The link provided is an Amazon Affiliate Link. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0262134721?ie=UTF8&tag=slideshare-laws-of-simplicity-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0262134721�
  • Images used in this presentation and their talented authors 1 – Attention Tree! – by Philipp Klinger 3 – County bubbles - by Ethan Hein 4 – Maze Wallpaper Green – by Tiger Pixel 5 – Cable Confusion - by e-magic 6 – four-leaf clover – by Scyza 9 – Mirror, Mirror, in the Ball – by Daniel Conway 12 – Computers – by coolpix 16 – Weird Cube – by Cieleke 17 – Eye Am Feeling Silly – by Cayusa 18 – Gear Work 2 – by Curious Expeditions 19 – Sign 4: stop – by brokenarts 22 – Desktop marauder – by Brintam 26 – 19th February 2005 – by Paul Watson 32 – 14:47 – by Emborg 33 – Birds – by djayo 34 – Nighty Night Time – by Cvalentine 37 – Light bulb 2 – by brokenarts 37 – Levitation 5 – by bizior 38 – screw 1 – by lusi 38 – screwdriver – by brokenarts 41 – Juggler – by Helico 42 – iphone to infinity for righty's – by K!T 44 – Mediterranean beach – by pale http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/3237084262/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/3237084262/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/3237084262/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcdead/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethanhein/3005726418/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethanhein/3005726418/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerpixel/3307790990/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerpixel/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/emagic/51069522/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/emagic/51069522/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/847654� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/Scyza� http://www.flickr.com/photos/theeponymousone/3362231684/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/theeponymousone/3362231684/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/739688� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/coolpix� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/832993� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/Cieleke� http://www.flickr.com/photos/cayusa/1209794692/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/cayusa/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/489992128/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/200984� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/brokenarts� http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin_borjesson/3611275837/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin_borjesson/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulwatson/5070829/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulwatson/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/emborg/3406966952/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/emborg/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/925299� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/djayo� http://www.flickr.com/photos/cvalentine/406434270/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/cvalentine/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/190593� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/brokenarts� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1031938� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/bizior� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1063797� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/lusi� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/183132� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/brokenarts� http://www.flickr.com/photos/helico/404640681/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/helico/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitcowan/731269699/� http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitcowan/� http://www.sxc.hu/photo/956526� http://www.sxc.hu/profile/pale�
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