Simplicity In Design Quotes

Simplicity In Design Quotes by Philip James Bailey, Daniel J. Boorstin, David Gelernter, Jonathan Ive, Douglas Adams, Tony Hoare and many others.

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
Philip James Bailey
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defense against complexity.
David Gelernter
Our goal is to try to bring a calm and simplicity to what are incredibly complex problems so that you’re not aware really of the solution.
Jonathan Ive
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams
There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.
Tony Hoare
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
William Morris
The cost of adding a feature isn’t just the time it takes to code it. The cost also includes the addition of an obstacle to future expansion. … The trick is to pick the features that don’t fight each other.
John Carmack
Making the simple complicated is commonplace.
Charles Mingus
Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.
Edward Tufte
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
Brian Kernighan
Simplicity is somehow essentially describing the purpose and place of an object and product.
Jonathan Ive
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein
That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Steve Jobs
Simple things should be simple and complex things should be possible.
Alan Kay