The Laws of Simplicity

The Laws of Simplicity

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.

Author: John Maeda

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262539470

Category: Design

Page: 129

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Ten laws of simplicity for business, technology, and design that teach us how to need less but get more. 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. The iPod's clean gadgetry has 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. Maeda's first law of simplicity is "Reduce." It's not necessarily beneficial to add technology features just because we can. And the features that we do have must be organized (Law 2) in a sensible hierarchy so users aren't distracted by features and functions they don't need. But simplicity is not less just for the sake of less. Skip ahead to Law 9: "Failure: Accept the fact that some things can never be made simple." Maeda's concise guide to simplicity in the digital age shows us how this idea can be a cornerstone of organizations and their products—how it can drive both business and technology. We can learn to simplify without sacrificing comfort and meaning, and we can achieve the balance described in Law 10. This law, which Maeda calls "The One," tells us: "Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful."
Categories: Design

A Treatise of the Law of Shipping

A Treatise of the Law of Shipping

... those courts whose proceedings are regulated by the course of the civil law . The simplicity and equity of the rules which prevail in such tribunals render them eminently safe , convenient , and expeditious in cases of this nature .

Author: Theophilus Parsons

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752504323

Category: Fiction

Page: 721

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1869.
Categories: Fiction

Theories on the Nature of Life

Theories on the Nature of Life

The law of simplicity. Biological structures operate according to general laws; by knowing these we can understand the operation of various organs in the same way as we can understand the working of a machine.

Author: Giovanni Blandino

Publisher: New York : Philosophical Library

ISBN: UCSD:31822014036487

Category: Biology

Page: 468

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Categories: Biology

Circular

Circular

The New Hampshire law approaches the Mississippi law in simplicity but contains provisions for the abatement of 30 percent of the yield tax if acceptable harvesting practices are followed . It also contains rather complex provisions for ...

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ISBN: WISC:89038478798

Category: Agriculture

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Categories: Agriculture

Philosophy as absolute science founded in the universal laws of being by E L A L Frothingham

Philosophy as absolute science  founded in the universal laws of being  by E L    A L  Frothingham

Instead of realizing metaphysical ideas based upon the law of Unity , and corresponding with the principle of ... Spiritual Laws , ” therefore says , “ The simplicity of the Universe is very different from the simplicity of a machine .

Author: Ephraim Langdon Frothingham

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600059120

Category:

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Law of Misstatements

Law of Misstatements

The statutory scheme relating to pre-contractual misrepresentation69 that was introduced to bring simplicity to the law has, in his view, merely muddled up expectation and reliance-based remedies in ways that are not just incoherent, ...

Author: Kit Barker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509901876

Category: Law

Page: 384

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2013 was the 50th anniversary of the House of Lords' landmark decision in Hedley Byrne v Heller. This international collection of essays brings together leading experts from five of the most important jurisdictions in which the case has been received (the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Canada and Australia) to reappraise its implications from a number of complementary perspectives-historical, theoretical, conceptual, doctrinal and comparative. It explores modern developments in the law of misstatement in each of the jurisdictions; examines the case's profound effects on the conceptual apparatus of the law of negligence more generally; explores the intersections between misstatement liabilities in contract, tort, equity and under statutory consumer protection provisions; and critically assesses the ways in which advisor liabilities have come to be limited and distributed under systems of 'joint and several' and 'proportionate' liability respectively. Inspired by Hedley Byrne, the purpose of the collection is to reflect on the case's echoes, effects and analogues throughout the private law and to provide a platform for thinking about the ways in which liabilities for misstatement and pure economic loss should be modelled in the modern day.
Categories: Law

The Law Magazine and Review

The Law Magazine and Review

difficult to guess than the subsequent path is to open out , the Jurisdiction Act of 1852 was not in existence when either of his two predecessors wrote , and consequently the simplicity in the outline of their works was somewhat marred ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112103933976

Category: Law

Page: 1138

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Categories: Law

The Philosophy of Law and Legal Science

The Philosophy of Law and Legal Science

But the justice of law, and the simplicity and comprehensibility of its norms and so on, are already values of the law. Maybe to solve the problems of the axiology of law the starting point should be to develop the basic criteria of ...

Author: V.P. Salnikov

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527517875

Category: Law

Page: 280

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The book explores a variety of problems connected to philosophy and philosophy of law. It discusses the problem of monism-pluralism in philosophy and philosophy of law, criticizes philosophy of post-positivism and postmodernism, and investigates dialectics as a universal global methodological basis of scientific cognition and philosophy of law. The volume also pays particular attention to contemporary legal education, offering potential solutions to problems in this field. The book is the result of a range of sociological studies conducted both in Russia and abroad concerning the legal process and legal consciousness.
Categories: Law

The spirit of laws with d Alembert s analysis of the work tr by T Nugent

The spirit of laws  with d Alembert s analysis of the work  tr  by T  Nugent

How false Religions are sometimes corrected by the Civil Laws . Simplicity , superstition , or a respect for antiquity have sometimes established mysteries or ceremonies shocking to modesty : of this the world has furnished numerous ...

Author: Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555060856

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Colonial Image of Malay Adat Laws

Colonial Image of Malay Adat Laws

A Critical Appraisal of Studies on Adat Laws in the Malay Peninsula during the Colonial Era and Some Continuities Noor Aisha Abdul Rahman ... As Wilkinson remarked (page 19): The simplicity of the law of Minangkabau was its strength.

Author: Noor Aisha Abdul Rahman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047409250

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

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This book critically examines authoritative colonial works on adat laws in the Malay Peninsula and some continuities revealing unstated assumptions, ideological influences and distortions and methodological limitations in scholarship on the subject.
Categories: Social Science