Lessons from the conservation of complexity - Deepstash

Lessons from the conservation of complexity

  • How simple something looks is not a reflection of how simple it is to use. If complexity is a constant, then there are trade-offs.
  • Things don't always need to be very simple for users. When a product or service is too simple, users can feel robbed of control. We should recognize that too much simplification leads to diminishing returns.
  • Products and services are only as good as what happens when they break.
  • The level of control you give customers or users will influence your workload.

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