Less in Product Design

From an essay today on product design, the Flip camcorder designer on its design principle:

Throughout the development of the Flip, there was one question the team repeatedly asked ourselves: “What can we take out, not what can we put in?”

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Comments

  1. BL_ says:

    "In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.."

    -Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1939

  2. sve says:

    Explains their actions in selling out to Cisco.

  3. Anon says:

    Then Cisco took a look at its business and asked "What can we take out, not what can we put in"…