Occam's Razor

Occam's Razor is a principle in philosophy and science that suggests when faced with multiple possible explanations or hypotheses, the simplest one is often the best. In other words, it encourages us to choose the explanation that requires the fewest assumptions or entities.

In the context of design, this suggests that designers should create interfaces and experiences for users that aim for simplicity. This means avoiding unnecessary complexity or features that could confuse or overwhelm users. By following Occam's Razor, designers can focus on delivering straightforward, intuitive, and easy-to-understand designs.

For example, using clear and minimalistic navigation menus rather than overloading the user with numerous options adheres to Occam's Razor. Similarly, keeping the user interface uncluttered and prioritising the most essential functions aligns with this principle. The goal is to provide a seamless and efficient user experience by simplifying and streamlining the design to make it as straightforward as possible. Occam's Razor advises that simplicity and clarity should prevail, ensuring that users can interact with a product or service without unnecessary complications or confusion.

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