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Tesler's Law

jrdnbwmn profile image Jordan Bowman ・1 min read

Tesler’s Law, also known as the “Law of Conversion of Complexity”, was coined by Larry Tesler (a software engineer) in the 1980s.

It states that every app has a fixed amount of complexity, which can be handled by either the user or the app itself.

Remember this balancing act. If you simplify your app too much, you’ll transfer some complexity to the user. If you take on too much of the complexity yourself, your app may become overwhelming.

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