I’m not against new features, I’m against refusing to do the hard work of coming up with an actual product concept and instead just coming up with a big list of features.
Simplicity is hard, but even more, authenticity is hard. People get bogged down in complexity because they don’t know what they’re doing and they’d probably be better off doing nothing… but people have bosses, investors and egos, so they have to look busy.
If you know what you’re about and you keep it real, simplicity is still hard, but you start off a lot closer to the target.
In the end, it’s better to spend 90% of the effort up front on developing a legitimate vision and creating a foundation with conceptual integrity, but maybe it’s not right for me to assume that everyone can do that.
Tags: work design