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Maeda, John

Works: 90 works in 262 publications in 11 languages and 8,661 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Biography  Illustrated works  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews 
Roles: Author, wpr, Author of introduction, zxx, Conceptor, Performer, Illustrator, Interviewee, Artist, Other, Editor, Dedicatee, Interviewer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Maeda
The laws of simplicity by John Maeda( )

49 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author offers ten laws for balancing simplicity and complexity in business, technology, and design--guidelines for needing less and actually getting more. The author explores the question of how we can redefine the notion of "improved" so that it doesn't always mean something more, something added on. Maeda's first law of simplicity is reduce. It's not necessarily beneficial to add technology features just because we can. And the features that we do have must be organized (Law 2) in a sensible hierarchy so users aren't distracted by features and functions they don't need. But simplicity is not less just for the sake of less. Skip ahead to Law 9: "Failure: some things can never be made simple." Maeda's concise guide to simplicity in the digital age show us how this idea can be a cornerstone of organizations and their products--how it can drive both business and technology. We can learn to simplify without sacrificing comfort and meaning, and we can achieve balance described in Law 10. This law, which Maeda calls "The One", tells us: "Simplicity is about subracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful."--Book cover
Redesigning leadership by John Maeda( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When designer and computer scientist John Maeda was tapped to be president of the celebrated Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, he had to learn how to be a leader quickly. He had to transform himself from a tenured professor--with a love of argument for argument's sake and the freedom to experiment--into the head of a hierarchical organization. The professor is free to speak his mind against "the man." The college president is "the man." Maeda has had to teach himself, through trial and error, about leadership. In Redesigning Leadership, he shares his learning process. Maeda, writing as an artist and designer, a technologist, and a professor, discusses intuition and risk-taking, "transparency," and all the things that a conversation can do that an email can't. In his transition from MIT to RISD he finds that the most effective way to pull people together is not social networking but free food. Leading a team? The best way for a leader to leverage the collective power of a team is to reveal his or her own humanity. Asked if he has stopped designing, Maeda replied (via Twitter) "I'm designing how to talk about/with/for our #RISD community." Maeda's creative nature makes him a different sort of leader--one who prizes experimentation, honest critique, and learning as you go. With Redesigning Leadership, he uses his experience to reveal a new model of leadership for the next generation of leaders."--Front flap of dust cover
Design by numbers by John Maeda( )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most art and technology projects pair artists with engineers or scientists: the artist has the conception, and the technical person provides the know-how. John Maeda is an artist and a computer scientist, and he views the computer not as a substitute for brush and paint but as an artistic medium in its own right. Design By Numbers is a reader-friendly tutorial on both the philosophy and nuts-and-bolts techniques of programming for artists. Practicing what he preaches, Maeda composed Design By Numbers using a computational process he developed specifically for the book. He introduces a programming language and development environment, available on the Web, which can be freely downloaded or run directly within any JAVA-enabled Web browser. Appropriately, the new language is called DBN (for "design by numbers"). Designed for "visual" people -- artists, designers, anyone who likes to pick up a pencil and doodle -- DBN has very few commands and consists of elements resembling those of many other languages, such as LISP, LOGO, C/JAVA, and BASIC. Throughout the book, Maeda emphasizes the importance -- and delights -- of understanding the motivation behind computer programming, as well as the many wonders that emerge from well-written programs. Sympathetic to the "mathematically challenged," he places minimal emphasis on mathematics in the first half of the book. Because computation is inherently mathematical, the books second half uses intermediate mathematical concepts that generally do not go beyond high-school algebra. The reader who masters the skills so clearly set out by Maeda will be ready to exploit the true character of digital media design
The storm of creativity by Kyna Leski( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although each instance of creativity is singular and specific, Kyna Leski tells us, the creative process is universal. Artists, architects, poets, inventors, scientists, and others all navigate the same stages of the process in order to discover something that does not yet exist. All of us must work our way through the empty page, the blank screen, writer's block, confusion, chaos, and doubt. In this book, Leski draws from her pbservations and experiences as a teacher, student, maker, writer, and architect to describe the workings of the creative process"--Jacket
The art of typewriting : 570+ illustrations by Marvin A Sackner( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beloved typewriter--its utilitarian beauty, the pleasing percussive action of striking its keys, the singularity of the impressed page--is enjoying a genuine renaissance across the creative industries. In this authoritative publication, the founders of the Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, the largest such collection in the world, apply their experience, mining the collection they have created over four decades to present examples produced by more than 200 of the world's finest typewriter artists. From the early ornamental works produced by secretaries in the late nineteenth century to more recent works that consider the unique position of the typewritten document in the digital age, there is an astonishing and delightful range of creativity in every artwork
The art of critical making : Rhode Island School of Design on creative practice by Rosanne Somerson( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the world's leading approach to art and design taught at Rhode Island School of Design. At Rhode Island School of Design students are immersed in a culture where making questions, ideas, and objects, using and inventing materials, and activating experience all serve to define a form of critical thinking - albeit with one's hands - i.e. "critical making." The Art of Critical Making, by RISD faculty and staff, describes fundamental aspects of RISD's approach to "critical making" and how this can lead to innovation
Maeda@media by John Maeda( Book )

19 editions published in 2000 in 5 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneer in the world of the graphic arts, John Maeda is an artist and a highly qualified engineer. This volume showcases the genius of his work, revolutionary and yet at the same time flat-out beautiful as Esquire magazine described it in 1999
The acceleration of cultural change : from ancestors to algorithms by R. Alexander Bentley( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From our hunter-gatherer days, we humans evolved to be excellent throwers, chewers, and long-distance runners. We are highly social, crave Paleolithic snacks, and display some gendered difference resulting from mate selection. But we now find ourselves binge-viewing, texting while driving, and playing Minecraft. Only the collective acceleration of cultural and technological evolution explains this development. The evolutionary psychology of individuals--the drive for "food and sex"--explains some of our current habits, but our evolutionary success, Alex Bentley and Mike O'Brien explain, lies in our ability to learn cultural know-how and to teach it to the next generation. Bentley and O'Brien examine the broad and shallow model of cultural evolution seen today in the science of networks, prediction markets, and the explosion of digital information. They suggest that in the future, artificial intelligence could be put to work to solve the problem of information overload, learning to integrate concepts over the vast idea space of digitally stored information
Creative code by John Maeda( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For seven years Maeda and his students in the Aesthetics + Computation Group (ACG) at the MIT Media Lab have created some of the most digitally sophisticated and exciting pieces of design to emerge anywhere. Creative code presents the most fascinating work produced by the group, arranged into themes that apply to today's design issues: information visualization, digital typography, abstraction, education and interaction and digital design. Each section also features brief essays by leading names in the field of interaction and digital design".--BOOK JACKET
Oliver Jeffers : the working mind & drawing hand by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist Oliver Jeffers gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art and illustrations, alongside his personal story of how he came to art, his love of books, and his bookmaking, fashioned from his personal sketchbooks. This dynamic visual biography is Jeffers's personal chronicle of an artist who blends his love of creating stories with his love of art and his infectious charm, and is a must-have for art lovers and bibliophiles both young and old. Oliver Jeffers takes a dive into Oliver's own origin story, inspirations, art evolution, and passion for storytelling: from growing up loving art and creating stories as a young boy in Belfast, Ireland; to finding a huge audience for his loveable stories; to what led him to his enormously clever found painting; to his collaborations with U2, TED, Colette, and Apple, to his newest meditative dipped painting performances. Oliver Jeffers is a fresh canvas for his imagination, and includes a pass through his most popular work, never-before-published illustrations and art, and a look into his more personal world of sketchbooks and doodles. Oliver's own story, infused with the whimsy and joy his work is famous for, is must-have not only for current fans of Oliver Jeffers's picture books, but also new fans, art lovers, and bibliophiles both young and old
TEDTalks : John Maeda--simplicity patterns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author of The Laws of Simplicity and MAEDA@MEDIA, John Maeda is the president of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is dedicated to linking design and technology. Through the software tools, web pages, and books he creates, he spreads his philosophy of elegant simplicity. In his fascinating career as a programmer and an artist, he's always been committed to blurring the lines between the two disciplines, and he's responsible for influencing the shape and form of computer-aided design. Calling himself "the guy who makes the flying letters," Maeda discusses paring down to basics and the complicated intersection where technology and art meet in this interesting TEDTalk
Conversational design by Erika Hall( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get to know the human interface and learn why conversation is the best model for creating more human-centered design. How do we make digital systems feel less robotic and more real? Whether you work with interface or visual design, front-end technology, or content design, learn why conversation is the best model for creating device-independent, human-centered systems. Research and information design expert Erika Hall explains what makes an interaction truly conversational and how to get more comfortable using language in design. Interaktionsgestaltung
Creative Code : Ästhetik und Programmierung am MIT Media Lab( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jian dan de fa ze : shang ye si wei by Yue-han Qian Tian( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten laws of simplicity for business, technology, and design that teach us how to need less but get more
In/visible : graphic data revealed( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redesigning leadership : [design, technology, business, life] by John Maeda( Recording )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When designer and computer scientist John Maeda was tapped to be president of the celebrated Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, he had to learn how to be a leader quickly. In his transition from MIT to RISD he finds that the most effective way to pull people together is not social networking but free food. Leading a team? The best way for a leader to leverage the collective power of a team is to reveal his or her own humanity
Maeda media by John Maeda( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Code de création by John Maeda( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mismatch : how inclusion shapes design by Kat Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How inclusive methods can build elegant design solutions that work for all
The laws of simplicity : design, technology, business, life by John Maeda( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Maeda offers ten laws for balancing simplicity and complexity in business, technology, and design. Guidelines for needing less and actually getting more
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