Ten laws of simplicity
Law 1: Reduce. The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.
Law 2: Organize. Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
Law 3: Time. Savings in time feel like simplicity.
Law 4: Learn. Knowledge makes everything simpler.
Law 5: Differences. Simplicity and complexity need each other.
Law 6: Context. What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral.
Law 7: Emotion. More emotions are better than less.
Law 8: Trust. In simplicity we trust.
Law 9: Failure. Some things can never be made simple.
Law 10: The One. Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.
~John Maeda “The Laws of Simplicity“, MIT Press, 2006.