Inspirational TED talk – Design Patterns from John Maeda

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你是否覺得現在的生活太繁複了?每天有太多資訊要爭奪你的注意力。因為太多選擇了,就是食飯、買東西,以致坐車都是件很麻煩的事。更何況是上那一個手電網絡公司台、寬頻公司、MPF 組合、投資/保險策略等等。以前我們的生活,還沒有那麼多選擇時,不是簡單得多嗎? 看看 以下 John Maeda 有趣而又富啟發性的 17 分鐘 TED 演講,你或可從中,得到如何把生活看得/變得”簡單”的方法。

We are living in the world with information all competed for our attention. How can we not to be overloaded from too much information? Everything become much more complicated now. Simple stuff like eating, shopping and transportation,  become a trouble for us because of too many options and choices; so do our ISP, cellphone/telecom plan, MPF scheme, investment/insurance package etc. Can we have “Simple Life” as the old days? Not the Paris Hilton type of “Simple” because, I guess, not many of us that rich yet, maybe some of our readers are, who knows, LOL! Watch John Maede’s TED talk below, it is only 17 mins. An insipirational, insightful and interesting presentation about his experience and feeling about “simplicity”.


(via information asethetics)

I love what he said “Enjoy everything in the world” and you will find that “Simplicity & Happiness” is not that hard.

Here is an abstracture of the 10 Laws from his book: “The Laws of Simplicity”(via John Maeda’s blog) . My favorite is “Learn”(Law4), “Emotion”(Law7) and “Make Meaning”(Law10).

Law1 – Reduce: The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.
Law2 – Organize: Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
Law3 – Time: Savings in time feel like simplicity.
Law4 – Learn: Knowledge makes everything simpler.
Law5 – Difference: Simplicity and complexity need each other.
Law6 – Context: What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral.

Law7 – Emotion: More emotions are better than less.
Law8 – Trust: In simplicity we trust.
Law9 – Failure: Some things can never be made simple.

Law10 – The One: Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.