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John Maeda on Simplicity

John Maeda talks about Simplicity in life and his book, Laws of Simplicity.

About John Maeda

John Maeda a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, university professor, and author.

Maeda was originally a software engineering student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) After completing his bachelors and masters degrees at MIT, Maeda studied in Japan at Tsukuba University’s Institute of Art and Design to complete his Ph.D. in design.

In 1999, he was named one of the 21 most important people in the 21st century by Esquire. In 2001, he received the National Design Award for Communication Design in the United States and Japan’s Mainichi Design Prize.

John Maeda is currently the president of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is dedicated to linking design and technology. Through the software tools, web pages and books he creates, he spreads his philosophy of elegant simplicity.

Other Links

John Maeda’s website
The book: Laws of Simplicity
Laws of Simplicity website