TED talk: John Maeda | Simplicity patterns

The MIT Media Lab’s John Maeda lives at the intersection of technology and art — a place that can get very complicated. Here, he talks about paring down to basics, and how he creates clean, elegant art, websites and web tools. In his book Laws of Simplicity, he offers 10 rules and 3 keys for simple living and working — but in this talk, he boils it down to one simply delightful way to be.

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  1. Every time I watch TEDTalks, I find myself consistently amazed and inspired… I also often get nosebleeds as I try to wrap my head around the sheer genius that is unleashed upon my feeble, unworthy grey matter.

  2. One of the best books I’ve read in the past few years, if you haven’t read it, get and read it. It doesn’t take long, as the book sticks to the laws it outlines and tops out at around 100 pages. That is one smart man!

  3. …but still i wonder why the (graphic-) design of his own books is allways so ugly…