The Beauty of Constraints

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The Beauty of Constraints

By Faruk Ateş

Constraints are everywhere

Physical

1924

Financial

Arbitrary

Attention spans

The “5 second rule” for presentation slides

Cars vs. Bikes

Zero-bug software

Trees have evolved in the struggle of plant against plant many times, in vastly different lineages. The highest leaves win, and so trees tend to evolve to be as tall as possible, given the limits of physics and precipitation. Without competition, every forest would be a thick film of green life.

— Rob Dunn

Freedom

Constraints in our work

Screen sizes

Rise of mobile

Code Constraint Contests

Rigid constraints of designing for the web force us to get truly creative. […] Since the space we have to explore is so small, we have to look harder, get more creative; and that’s what makes it all interesting.

— STEWART BUTTERFIELD

CSS Zen Garden

Separation of HTML, CSS & JS

Mobile resource constraints

Modernizr

API constraints

Modernizr

Size constraints

Modernizr

Speed constraints

Opinionated Interfaces

Good constraints
are by design

Pursue Simplicity

Skeuomorphism

Thank you!

Faruk Ateş
@KuraFire



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