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From Positivity Blog: “The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.” — Peace Pilgrim
From Unclutterer: Controlling your emotions so that you can get down to the basics of what you want to say doesn’t have to be difficult, though. All you will likely need is a strategy or two, along with some practice, to help you communicate more clearly and keep conversations uncluttered.
From 52 weeks of UX: There are many definitions of Simplicity but Daniel Ritzenthaler explains what does Simple actually mean. Prevailing wisdom suggests that simplicity is about less…r emoval and reductionism. But simplicity is really about comprehension and clarity of purpose… can we design such that people instantly understand what’s going on and make a confident decision about what to do next? To practically achieve simplicity we can stick to a single core idea, improve clarity over time, and use consistency to help users achieve efficiency.
From Ken Segall in Fast Company: More brains don’t necessarily lead to better ideas. When it came to leading meetings, Jobs had no qualms about tossing the least necessary person out of the room.
From Luke Wroblewski at UX Matters: Though many business strategies and publications continue to trumpet the power of simplicity in the design of digital products, for lots of companies and product teams, simplicity doesn’t come easy.
This site is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better.
From Chuck Green at PagePlane: Political ideologies aside, I’ve got to agree with Jason Fried of 37signals.com that The Drudge Report is one of the best designed sites on the web. Among the reasons he gives is that the page is straightforward, unique, specific, “good cluttered,” and concise.