One grain at a time

Links, Productivity, Quote
January 6, 2016

It’s almost been a year since Hybreed first commenced blogging!

It’s been a wonderful experience sharing what we love doing most at Hybreed.

In this post I would like to talk about a 3-worded phrase”Lesser the better”. Lesser the Better is a term pretty often linked with a quality product designing. “Less is more” was first used by an architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe during the minimalist design movement in the 1960s. Again later, the famed Braun industrial designer Dieter Rams adapted to rephrase to “lesser but better.” 

 

As ordinary humans, we have limited resources to make a particular rational decision in a given period of time. The importance lies in how efficiently we dedicate ourselves to the motive. And no matter how many people say they can multitask, we humans cannot multitask. As Dale Carnegie has mentioned in one of his acclaimed book, it’s always “One grain at a time “If we are distracted or given too many options to choose from, we find ourselves in a dilemma; yes, we don’t make better choices; we tend to make worst choices or no choice at all!  In a study undertaken by Google in August of 2012, it was found that people judged a website’s beauty within 1/50th to 1/20th of a second – faster than you can snap your fingers. What’s more, people consistently rated simpler websites as more beautiful compared to more “visually complex” ones.

“Less is more” and “lesser but better” work is important to adapt because our brains prefer simple yet innovative designs. Thus, Hybreed’s website is kept as simple as possible, without any cluster. We even apply this while designing our customer’s websites & Apps.

I believe that solving a problem more efficiently and obtaining simplicity is true innovation. The goal of any technology product, whether it is a website or a mobile app, should be to make something easier yet classier. The combination of the two results in the best of designs. Often, companies use complex structures and designs in their websites which visually disengages users. This happens when companies expand & expectation rises… All they actually need to think and believe is “Less but better”.

Talking about our Products, Hybreed is still in its learning phase.. we often find ourselves thinking about all the things we think we need to do to build a product & that’s the reason we have not been able to build a sustainable product yet (yeah, bitter truth on which we are determined to work on this year).  It’s not that we didn’t know how to use simplicity to our advantage; we had done that while designing our 404 Store (Read here). But during the course of the year, we realised that it’s sometimes required to drop some aspects in order to prioritize and work on the substantial product.

What we are and what we would define ourselves in terms of product building would be our primary focus this year. Our team is already working in different areas, and it’s only a matter of time when we connect the dots and establish our own Hybreed product.

We also would love to hear as always, your thoughts and opinions on our web designing and also blogging to help us get better and better at what we do!

Best Regards!

Ajit

Hybreed.co

A very Happy New Year Guys!

Hope this year brings in lots of Happiness to all!