John Maeda’s 10 Laws of Simplicity

  1. Reduce — The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction
  2. Organize — Organization makes a system of many appear fewer
  3. Time — Savings in time feel like simplicity
  4. Learn — Knowledge makes everything simpler
  5. Differences — Simplicity and complexity need each other
  6. Context — What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral
  7. Emotion — More emotions are better than less
  8. Trust — In simplicity we trust
  9. Failure — Some things can never be made simple
  10. The One — Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful