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The Seduction of Simple. Fantastic article by Aza Raskin.

posted by foster on Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 · 1 comment

I love simple applications. Enter your zipcode and it tells you if you will need your umbrella today or not. That’s it.

On the result screen you can optionally enter your phone number to get an SMS only on days that you will need an umbrella.

posted by aaron on Monday, Sep 08, 2008 · 0 comments

“Simple is hard. Easy is harder. Invisible is hardest.”
Jean-Louis Gassée referring to Apple’s recent MobileMe launch (source).

posted by clifton on Tuesday, Aug 12, 2008 · 0 comments

“Simplicity is often responsible for the ‘dumbing’ of information rather than the illumination of it.”
Michael Hoffman speaking on the difference between simplicity and clarity

posted by kaleb on Monday, May 12, 2008

“Flow, as a mental state, is characterized by a distorted sense of time, a lack of self-consciousness, and complete engagement in the task at hand. For designers, it’s exactly the feeling we hope to promote in the people who use our sites.”
Jim Ramsey, in his excellent article in ALA 250

posted by rick on Tuesday, Dec 04, 2007