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Visual complexity: in defence of hard


In defence of hard is a splendid post from P.J. Onori, over at Adaptive Path. He argues eloquently that simplifying the visually complex is an affront to the human capacity; that the tendency for treating people like idiots makes us idiots.

You are allowed to demand something of people: not everything is simple, and we should not pretend it is. To quote everyones favourite eccentric, Albert Einstein:

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.


“Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is”. All-round nerd with a tendency to poke things with a stick to see what happens. Doodler, artist, bookbinder, photographer, illustrator, visual; interaction & UX designer, spider in the web.

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