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blog from 2006 to 2013 by John Maeda

The Laws of Simplicity is a 100-page book I wrote just as the Apple iPod was starting to take off and while I was earning my MBA as a kind of “hobby.” LOS has been translated into more than 14 different languages -- it was based on the blog I used to have at the MIT Media Lab which fortunately lives on here.

2006

12/31 Complexity is Highly Overrated  12/31 Broth is to Cereal as ...  12/28 Simplicity, my dear Watson.  12/24 Simplicitee Shirt  12/18 Simple Fixes: 1  12/18 Jacey Eckhart  12/17 Builders Like Simplicity  12/15 Tom Peters' World  12/13 The Better to See You With, My Dear  12/12 To the Core  12/9 Slide and Tilt  12/6 Design Life Now  12/4 Simple (but satisfying) Printing  12/3 When at MoMA ...  12/3 Simplicity Advisory Board Writeup  12/1 Fixed Trend Meter  10/30 Bliss-fully Aware  10/23 A Whole New Mind  10/21 The Cost of Simplicity  10/10 Wrong Number  10/10 Near "Hahvahd Yahd"  10/3 Good to Great  10/3 Army of Glenn  10/2 Wired Up  10/1 The Power of Indirection  8/29 Welcome  8/28 Photos Simplified  8/28 Google Map in a Blog  9/29 Artful Sentences  9/25 L.O.S. Angeles  9/24 My AARP Membership Cometh  9/17 Fine Quotes on Simplicity  9/16 Crossing the Chasm  9/15 Mixed Signals  9/15 I'm Slip-ping  9/14 Business Takes Simplicity  9/10 Simplicity Symposium: Part 5  9/10 Simplicity Symposium: Part 4  9/10 If in Washington DC  9/7 Simplicity Symposium: Part 3  9/6 Simplicity Symposium: Part 2  9/5 How to SLIP  9/4 Simplicity Symposium: Part 1  11/27 Whack Pack  11/25 Tiny Bubbles  11/25 newer. better?  11/24 Late to the Parade  11/19 Here Comes the Parade  11/19 Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe  11/15 Simplicity in Seattle  11/14 Seeing Red  11/14 ON POINT  11/12 Out of Our Minds  11/12 Open Source Garbage  11/12 Medda x Maeda  11/12 LG Simpure  11/11 SMPL  11/7 Simply Special  11/4 Dial S, B, O  11/4 Core77  7/24 Trend Meter Is Up  7/23 Toyota Production System  7/23 The Wisdom of Crowds  7/23 The Tipping Point  7/23 The Long Tail  7/23 The Innovator's Solution  7/23 Technics and Civilization  7/23 Six Memos for the Next Millennium  7/23 Notes on the Synthesis of Form  7/23 Motivation and Personality  7/23 Law 9: Failure  7/23 Law 8: Trust  7/23 Law 7: Emotion  7/23 Law 6: Context  7/23 Law 5: Differences  7/23 Law 4: Learn  7/23 Law 3: Time  7/23 Law 2: Organize  7/23 Law 10: The One  7/23 Law 1: Reduce  7/23 Emotional Design  7/22 Disabling Professions  6/18 Key 3: Power  6/14 The Paradox of Choice  6/14 Key 2: Open  6/14 Key 1: Away  6/12 The Laws of Simplicity  6/12 Cradle to Cradle  

2007

3/31 Simplified US Postage Finder  3/29 The Secret Garden  3/19 The Way of the Butler  3/5 Lemon Flag  6/30 Opening Pandora's Box  6/24 Meaningfulless; Meaningfulmore.  6/18 The Need for (Un)Speed  6/17 The Customer is Always Right  6/17 Simplicity in the French Countryside  6/15 The Power of Repetition  6/12 Love Cartier  6/11 How Many Engineers Does it Take to Turn on a Light Bulb?  6/4 Time For Ben  6/4 More Equals Survival  5/29 Second Life  5/28 Two Words  5/28 Scott Kim  5/22 Experience Design Checkoff List  5/21 Human 2.0  5/20 Nice To Depart You  5/18 Great Products  5/11 Free Swim  5/4 Saatchi Says  10/28 iShrink  12/26 Xmas Bonanza  12/21 RISD  12/13 TDC Bccks  2/25 Sugar Axe  2/24 LOS in Italy  2/12 The Aesthetics of Failure  2/4 Trust the Tempura Master  4/25 Lucky Fate  4/22 Brother, Got a Light?  4/16 London Showers bring May Flowers  4/14 Made to Stick  4/9 Step by Step  4/5 Sign of Power  4/3 Google Sign-In  4/1 Simplicity Squared  4/1 Prompt Delivery  9/23 MilliLetter  9/21 iPod, therefore I am  9/18 Outsourced  9/14 Untitled  9/9 NYT Key Magazine  8/22 The Plenitude  7/21 R for Reduce  7/19 Pointing to the Sky  7/17 The Conquest of Happiness  7/15 The New More  7/15 Simplified Investing  7/14 Forever Stamps  7/12 Talk of the Nation  7/9 A Perfect Mess  7/7 My Paper iPhone  7/7 Computer Graphic-ishness  7/3 Empathy and Fullness  11/21 Em Ay See ... Em Pee Three ...  11/18 Shiny and Black  11/18 Digitally Green  11/17 Sacred Hoops  11/12 Reebok Timetanium Shoes Release  11/11 The Round Table  11/5 ABC  11/1 The Purpose of Human Life  1/26 Oh! Simplicity  1/24 A Tiny Step Forward  1/18 Free Money  1/16 Who You Gonna Trust ...  1/14 Run for Your Life!  1/10 On-Demand Largeness  1/8 Three's Company  1/7 There is no such thing as global warming  1/7 Googled by Google  1/1 How We Think  1/1 H.N.Y.  

2005

7/16 Low Energy Living  

2014

7/27 Dr. Daniel Cabrera's LOS for Emergency Medicine  8/30 ANAME, CNAME, ALIAS, DNS  8/10 Do Both  5/3 Laws of Simplicity, Revisited  

2008

3/28 March 31 / Reebok Emoretion Launch  3/24 The Illusion of Speed  3/23 Plug-and-Chomp  3/17 Todoist  3/10 Sasabune: Trust Me  3/9 Is it Failing?  7/23 Laws Recast  7/20 Update  12/22 Hmmm  4/20 Returns  4/1 Twofers Are More as Less  2/18 It's Not About the Coffee  8/12 Muji  8/2 The Tao of Warren Buffet  1/2 The Simplest Telephone  

2010

12/28 SLIP Tool Resurrected  10/23 Life Simplified by Posterous  

2013

12/30 Design and Venture .Org  5/27 Commencement Memories  3/17 Context is King  3/16 Confidence without Ego  1/27 The Gift, from ca 2000  1/27 Parade Magazine (2006)  1/20 Life Hack List  1/5 Rethinking Technology  1/5 Audio Book Version of LOS  1/5   4/4 Always Being Told That You Have Potential  7/3 Simply Imperfect  

2012

10/28 Site Resurrected on WordPress  12/5 The Laws of Subtraction  

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