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Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Health Design Challenge – rethinking patient medical records

Written on January 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm, by

Since being involved with the Simple Actions hack days I’ve been on the lookout for other examples of designers, writers or programmers volunteering their skills to help transform complex documents and effect positive social change. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Department of Veterans Affairs recently created a Health  Continue Reading »

Being damn well simple

Written on January 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm, by

One of my favourite quotes about simplification: ‘The one great thing was simplification. Simplification by organization, simplification by condensation and also simplification by being damn well simple.’ It’s by Henry Luce, founder of Time magazine, quoted in The New Yorker, 19 April 2010, page 81. And from an early prospectus, quoted in the same article by Jill Lepore: ‘TIME  Continue Reading »