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New postby Bud » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:51 pm

I found a very interesting Blog of an obviously tallented designer and realized that I should start a thread on design itself. So, this thread will hold notes and references on interesting disign principals, starting with this link.

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New postby Bud » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:14 am

I like this guy. Check out his 10 most wanted design bugs. Number 1 is really scary.
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Re: Design

New postby Bud » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:01 pm

Accidental complexity relates to problems that we create on our own and can be fixed — for example, the details of writing and optimizing assembly code or the delays caused by batch processing. Essential complexity is caused by the problem to be solved, and nothing can remove it — if users want a program to do 30 different things, then those 30 things are essential and the program must do those 30 different things.

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Re: Design

New postby Bud » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:05 pm

It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.

-Albert Einstein

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler."
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The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
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