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Do the hard work needed to find a simple solution. As Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”—and it is the key to this type of design work.
What a philosophical subject this can be.... Simplicity vs Complexity. A lot of questions could be asked and questions always need be asked first before you can come up with solutions.
What stands out for me, is how we as a people approach things in life that are thrown at us. Everything we KNOW affects how we react to what is thrown at us. Simple right? I believe so, but theres plenty of complexity involved to getting to that point where something specific is tossed our way. Simplicity vs Complexity is not just whats in front of you physically, but a state of mind as well. How we look at things(our state of mind) is truly affected by knowledge. The more you know, the easier is it to come up with first questions, then answers, and then finally solutions.
Simple solutions arent always the easiest. What seems like a simple solution for problem for me might not be a simple solution for a person living a different culture and country. Once again, the more we know the better. We must gain more knowledge, study, ask questions, talk to people, design a plan, find issues, test something out....(if it doesnt work start again)...to find a simple solution to someone else's problem. Sound complex and hard? Sure, but if you only already knew all this possible information then it would be simple. Simple solutions for what is needed, not what is wanted.