From ADDitude magazine: If you can’t find your kitchen table because it’s buried under piles of stuff, these tips will restore order to your rooms and life.
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.
From TEDx Brussels: Dance your PhD founder John Bohannon & Black Label Movement demonstrate that dance can make science and even complex problems easier to understand.
From NOVA on PBS: Emergent complexity can arise from simple interactions between agents following rules. The complexity that arises is surprising and challenges our assumptions about whether order comes from the top or the bottom. Life and consciousness are examples of emergent phenomena.
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.
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.
From TED: Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life.
From Adam Frank on NPR: Your time, our time, delivered through digital devices calling out in nanosecond cadences, has only existed for a sliver of human history. Rushing through our days, we can barely recognize this new time for what it really is: an invention that is pushing society to its breaking point.