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Making the case for ease, elegance and endurance

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The Boston Globe has a nice background story on the upcoming Core77 panel discussion on the future of design and technology.

“John Maeda is a professor at MIT’s Media Lab, and a nationally recognized computer scientist. His early computer art experiments, for example, were a precursor to the interactive graphics common on websites today.” […]

“Maeda is now a “repentant” technowhiz and a leading apostle of simplicity. In 2004 he founded the MIT Simplicity Consortium at the Media Lab, which works with major corporations to design technologies for simplicity-driven products. He’s just published a book called “The Laws of Simplicity,” a guide to simplicity in the digital age. He ruminates about simplicity on his Simplicity blog, and next week he’ll discuss strategies for making products simpler at a panel discussion in Boston on the future of design and technology sponsored by Core77, a New York-based design networking organization that publishes an influential design blog.”

“There is huge pressure to make products smarter and more technologically imbued, which ends up almost backfiring,” says Allan Chochinov, a designer and partner of Core77. “End users feel they can’t use them. They make us feel dumb or incompetent.”

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