24 May 2007

Simplicity Cycle Book!

OK, the Simplicity Book is available at Rogue Press now. For those who aren't familiar, it is a graphical exploration of the relationship between complexity, goodness and time, particularly as it applies to design.

I initially came up with the idea in response to the countless academicians, scientists, engineers and senior managers who seemed to equate complexity with goodness, and who discounted any simple solution as simplistic. And "seemed to" isn't quite the right word - several did it quite deliberately and explicitly.

So, I set out to address issues of complexity and simplicity in design. I really like how it came out.

You can download the free PDF at RoguePress (or send me an email and I'll send it to you). Of course, the print version is available for sale too.

4 comments:

Kim said...

I'll have to check it out! I don't know how much of it I will follow, but I'm all for making things as simple as possible. Except when it comes to blogs - I liked your other color scheme better. This one is too simple. ;)

Dan said...

Thanks! I'm still playing around with the colors - I think this looks a little cleaner & easier to read.

I might try a few others on for size...

Mark said...

I read the Simplicity Cycle last night - great stuff! I've always liked the diagram and the concept - but until now I never really understood why you showed time pointing to the left. But now I see!

Kim said...

That's better! Liven it up with a red Chuck. :)