Einstein: Make Things Simple
Albert Einstein has two famous quotes about simplicity. I like to think of them as two parts of a whole with this being the first part.
Everything should be made as simple as possible. But not simpler. — Albert Einstein
I believe this. I use this as a basic tenet for design.
When a design doesn’t work well, I often find the solution is to simplify. It makes no difference if the design is of a garden, a process, or an assembly. The more simple you make it, the more likely it is to work.
Simplicity is elegant. Simplicity is difficult. Simplicity is hard to find.
Many things in life are better when they are simple.