Like any business improvement program based on best practices, a goal is to simplify processes along the way, to bring about balance, predictability and sustainability.
Here are John Maeda's "Laws of Simplicity":
- Reduce: The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.
- Organize: Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
- Time: Savings in time feel like simplicity.
- Learn: Knowledge makes everything simpler.
- Differences: Simplicity and complexity need each other.
- Context: What lies in the periphery of simplicity is deﬁnitely not peripheral.
- Emotion: More emotions are better than less.
- Trust: In simplicity we trust.
- Failure: Some things can never be made simple.
- The One: Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.