Definitions

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  • n. disorder
  • n. The number of simplexes into which a structure can be divided
  • n. The tendency of a simple system to generate complex forms
  • n. The act of establishing a simple interface for something that is complex.

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Examples

  • The buzzword simplexity was tossed around for a while to describe applications that did a lot under the hood, while managing to look simple on the frontend.google. com is often cited as a good example of simplexity.

    UX Magazine - Comments

  • Scientists and other professionals across a whole range of disciplines are increasingly seeing the value in a quality known as simplexity -- the elegant melding of the simple and complex into something that is utterly other.

    Jeffrey Kluger: Simply Apple

  • It focuses on the issues of aging, "simplexity", shape-language and compelling character arcs.

    DVD Times

  • What's more, the Vector Pilot V1R2 is easier to use through the original concept of "simplexity": a sophisticated piece of software that aims to make a complex application as simple to use as possible.

    StreetInsider.com News Articles

  • Talking "simplexity" with the director of Pixar's newest flight of fantasy.

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  • • Up To the Task: Talking "simplexity" with the director of Pixar's newest flight of fantasy.

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  • It focuses on the issues of aging, “simplexity”, shape-language and compelling character arcs.

    [REVIEW] Disney-Pixar’s ‘UP’ on Blu-Ray « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more

  • Rounding out the top 10: deficit, snowmageddon, 3-D, shellacking and simplexity.

    Word of The Year, TV Fans: Spillcam

  • There are few fields in which the increasingly sophisticated science of simplexity -- the study of the way simple things can be improbably complex, and complex things can be brilliantly simple -- applies more powerfully than in politics.

    Jeffrey Kluger: Cartoon Complexity

  • And there are few things that manage simplexity as well as the iPhone.

    Jeffrey Kluger: Simply Apple

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  • Simplexity is an emerging theory that proposes a possible complementary relationship between complexity and simplicity. The term draws from General Systems Theory, Dialectics (philosophy) and Design. Jeffery Kluger wrote a book about this phenomenon that describes how house plants can be more complicated than industrial plants, how a truck drivers job can be as difficult as a CEO's and why 90% of the money donated to help cure diseases are given only to the research of 10% of them (and vice versa)

    We need simplicity and complexity together, we need simple complexity. What we want is SIMPLEXITY

    June 9, 2009