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  • Hardcover: 117 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; 1 edition (July 7 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262134721
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262134729
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 14.3 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #132,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Baldry on Nov. 6 2013
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On one level, it may just be that this book hasn't stood the test of time. It's chock full of clichéd references to business school srsndards liie the ipod, FedEx and McDonalds that certainly day nothing you won't already have heard elsewhere.

On another level I doubt it was ever a very satisfying read. Rather than being the concise guide to a fundamental design philosophy that ut tries to be, it ends up reading more like an extended résumé of the author - a kind of auto-hagiography. I thought at first it would end after the preface, but no.

If I'd picked this book up in a bookstore I have to say the pose aped by the author in his dust jacket photo would probably have prevented me from making the mistake of buying it. I hope this review does the same for you.
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By JeffSimpson on July 23 2012
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The Laws of Simplicity is a great read and the content applies to everything in your life. John Maeda got it right. I read this book every time I am stuck on a problem
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By Mark A. on Jan. 2 2012
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Well the book is dated for sure but the author must think people are real idiots. The concepts in this book were so boring and obvious he could have stopped after listing his ideas and said have fun.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karl Metivier on Sept. 23 2009
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Very good little book. Even if you are not an interface designer, it is very interesting.
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