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Eight ways to cut clutter from your communication

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. · Go to Eight ways to cut clutter from your commu­ni­ca­tion →

What does it mean to be simple?

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. · Go to What does it mean to be simple? →

The Fun Theory

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. · Go to The Fun Theory →

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One of the simplest websites in the world is one of the best designed on the web

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. · Go to One of the simplest websites in the world is one of the best designed on the web →

Steve Jobs biographer: Apple founder was driven by simplicity, mystical thinking and occasional LSD use

Walter Isaacson talks with Fast­Com­pany about the method and philos­ophy that made Steve Jobs better than his competi­tors at inno­va­tion, prod­ucts, and design. Bill Gates would “be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger,” Jobs said. · Go to Steve Jobs biog­ra­pher: Apple founder was driven by simplicity, mystical thinking and occa­sional LSD use →

Career branding tips courtesy of Steve Jobs

From Personal Branding Blog: Take a closer look and you’ll find that Steve Jobs left us more than tech­nology, inno­va­tion, Apple, Pixar, and powerful corpo­rate branding tips. Jobs imparted powerful personal branding, poten­tially without knowing it, although I have a sense that Jobs did nearly every­thing with inten­tion and design, down to choosing those Levis. · Go to Career branding tips cour­tesy of Steve Jobs →