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Simplicity is Overrated

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What is the Teslers law

Teslers law is also known as the law of conservation of complexity.

It states that an application needs to have a certain amount of complexity that cannot be reduced. You can only simplify an application to a certain extent


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Why is this law important

This law is important because everywhere you look everyone is always saying to simplify and it is a good technique and idea to make good useful designs.

The problem is when you simplify too much,you don't want to simplify to the point where the application is abstract.


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How can you apply this in your designs

You can apply this to your designs in a number of different ways

  • Make sure you know what the key things that your user needs to accomplish and the amount of energy and time it takes
  • Ensure as much as possible of the burden is lifted from users by dealing with inherent complexity during design and development.


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What is true simplicity

True simplicity is improving or increasing the functionality and amount while reducing the complexity.

True simplicity means being devioid of unecessary complexity, not making the product barely functional


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Delegate controls to the application

Things that are complex for instance calculations and other things that are very hard for humans to accomplish delegate it to a computer for them to figure out


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Last Few Things to Consider While Thinking Of Simplicity

  • Aim for exceeding the expectation without increasing the amount of cognitive load
  • Provide clear and organized steps towards achieving the end result, ensuring that each state of your application fits properly into the flow.


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