02 July 2009

A Shameless Plug

While we're talking about simplicity, now is as good a time as any to put in a plug for my book, The Simplicity Cycle. You can download the PDF for free, so there's no reason to not get a copy for your own self (and of course the hardcopy is available for sale as well).

The Simplicity Cycle is built around the idea that complexity and goodness are not always directly proportional. That is, when you're designing something, be it a system, an organization or a process, increases in complexity don't always make it better.

One of the main applications of the Simplicity Cycle is to assess the value of a proposed change to a design. Before instituting the change, we can reflect on whether it increases or decreases complexity, and whether it increases or decreases goodness. Read the book to learn more...

2 comments:

Don C said...

Your links to lulu are corrupted by a www.blogger.com in front of www.lulu.com.

The Dan Ward said...

Good catch - the actual URL is http://www.lulu.com/content/877467