Posts tagged “Complex

Simplexity

Posted on June 30, 2017

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“The term we came up with was simplexity. That is the art of simplifying an image down to its essence. But the complexity that you later on top of it – in texture, design, or detail – is masked by how simple the form is. Simplexity is about selective detail.” –Ricky Nierva, Pixar Production Designer *

Dimensional

Posted on December 13, 2015

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Which dimension is your solution addressing? It’s easy to get a soundbite or support the easiest perceived solution based on a single variable, but a world of complex problems requires a multidimensional approach. That may mean considering people, process and technology in an organizational ecosystem or devising a broader grand strategy for a nation – with appropriately balanced military, economic, diplomatic and informational capabilities. Don’t ignore the related variables. “Over the next few years, this pattern was to repeat itself over and over again. Whenever an economic problem came up (and there were plenty), I usually saw an economic solution. Sasha would see problems in terms of loyalty and friendship – or lack thereof – and solutions were to be found in ever greater acts of…