A piece about simplicity

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.

I worked as graphic designer then i decided to become a User Interface designer. In this our space called “the Frame” I would like to tell you how I see Design in a product in all it’s facets, but above all how it’s necessary that user interface could be clean and usable.

This vision was born by the reading “The Laws of Semplicity” written by John Maeda. Through this book my sign’s perception changed: because all visual, graphic, digital elements become simple.

For a more in-depth understanding, below I’ve listed these design principles to read the laws of simplicity.

The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda

1. Reduce
The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.

2. Organize
Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.

3. Time
Saving 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 trust.

9. Failure
Some things can never be made simple.

10. The one
Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.

The image here attached which is the cover of “the Frame” is the example of what I’ve learned: our products become light geometric shapes, complex functions of code, become abstract representations.

“the Frame” cover

I hope this short reading can inspire you ever because the digital future searches an idea of usability where user doesn’t need to interface but only of fast and shape interactions.

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