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.
Out of all the tips that were presented, this one stood out to me the most. It links back to many of the other tips. If something is simple, it should be easier to make, more people could adopt it, more people would WANT to adopt it.
And the flip-side to that is also given in that statement; to create something truly useful and simple really requires something more than a passing effort. It takes intuition, knowledge and effort to do do that.
And if we can somehow increase what people can get out of simple tools in their everyday lives, we can truly make a difference in their world.