Tuesday, June 28, 2005

SimpleDesign

Some quotes on simplicity from www.wired.com

Simplicity is knowing when less is too little and more is too much. simplicity = sanity -- John Maeda, MIT

simplicity is the basis of good design. Style is not about complication and excess, but about being designed around the individual -- Sara Berman, fashion designer

Simplicity involves two major processes: eliminating redundant elements and integrating things to make them flow -- Ken Okuyama, Pininfarina

Simplicity requires focusing on the similarities between entities, not the differences -- Gary Chang, Architect

Simplicity means products of the best quality displaying essential elements, but without additional ornamentation or clutter -- Peggy Fritzsche, President Radiological Society "

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

team learning

Funderstanding - The 5th Discipline: "Team learning--Senge's fourth discipline states that any group's collective IQ will always be much higher than an individual's IQ. The only way to begin building group IQ is to open the channels of communication within the group and start talking to one another."

White Paper: Return on Participation

White Paper: Return on Participation: "when participation is easier, more people participate � increasing the value the Community creates for both the sponsor and the participant. This is the principle that we call Return on Participation. "

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Occam's Razor aka simple design

Occam's Razor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "In its simplest form, Occam's Razor states that one should make no more assumptions than needed. When multiple explanations are available for a phenomenon, the simplest version is preferred. A charred tree on the ground could be caused by a landing alien ship or a lightning strike. According to Occam's Razor, the lightning strike is the preferred explanation as it requires the fewest assumptions."