In his 2006 book The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda poses the ten principles of simplicity:
The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.
Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
Savings in time feel like simplicity.
Knowledge makes everything simpler.
Simplicity and complexity need each other.
What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral.
More emotions are better than less.
In simplicity we trust.
Some things can never be made simple.
10. The One
Simplicity is about subtracting the
obvious, and adding the meaningful.