KISS Principle

Keep it simple stupid
Kelly Johnson
Lockheed Skunk Works


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo Da Vinci

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. -Albert Einstein

simplicity (key goal)
unnecessary complexity avoided
relationship between things
meet sophistication of work available

Design principle acronym

Keep it simple, Stupid!
keep it short and simple
keep it simple and stupid
keep it simple and straightforward

It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Simplify, and add lightness. - Colin Chapman

See also


Non-KISS principle design development

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