less is more

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As a rules-of-thumb, ‘less is more’ is easy to remember and can help constrain over gilding & extravagance in design. As an absolute statement it is not always appropriate, when designing for ‘enthusiasts’, detail and depth are essential parts of a design.

“Less isn’t more, just enough is more”
(http://citebite.com/o7o0o9r3pljr)

‘Just enough is more’, works as it implies a relative measure. ‘Just enough’, as appropriate for the audience, players or customers.
Focus on the ‘just enough’ 20%.

Interesting article on “Why Simple is Complicated“, covering feature comparisons & what drives people to buy more complex products.

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  1. […] Try to simplify out over complexity – “less isn’t more, just enough is more” (https://genecloud.wordpress.com/2007/01/20/less-is-more/) […]

  2. […] March 12, 2007 at 9:20 pm · Filed under project management, design Following on from less is more; (https://genecloud.wordpress.com/2007/01/20/less-is-more/) […]

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