A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoint de Saint-Exupery
At the beginning someone said, “It should be simple.”
But what does simple mean?
People can always tell when something is simple, uncomplicated, elegant, not overworked, or a number of other near synonyms, but can rarely articulate why. Because simplicity is inherently subjective, achieving it is complicated.
Function follows form by prioritizing livability above all else.