by Ben Perreira
I think it was Steve Jobs who said something along the lines of, “Something is well-designed not when nothing else can be added, but when nothing else can be removed.”
More than a quote from a successful guy who created great products, this is a universal truth, of sorts. If something isn’t absolutely necessary it should be removed. Everything that remains in the final product has a purpose. That holds true for product features across categories – cars, cell phones, computers, shoes, shirts and snowboards.
Cut the fat and give the people what they want.