Simplicity.. Going Back Back Back

How many times do we get overwhelmed by a new application that has hundreds of options on the dash board? Photoshop, AI, and even MS Offices look pretty hard to use for the first timer.
I feel as a user that my interest in usability and learnability have taken a huge toll because of the functionalities. We all know that notepad is easier than MS Word and MS Pain is easier than the Photoshop. How do we stay simple and have simplicity in our mind while developing architecture or designs? This article from UXmatters highlights some of the key elements we need to focus to apply simplicity in your project. Share