A poorly-designed solution may seem impressive. Why? Because it’s complex and unapproachable. So it looks like it was hard to build.
A well-designed solution may seem unimpressive. Why? Because it’s simple, and approachable. So it looks like it was easy to build.
1. Sometimes intimidatingly complex is actually needlessly complex.
2. If it’s hard to understand, dig deeper. Is the complexity necessary? Can the complex problem be broken down into simple solutions?
3. Admire simplicity, not complexity.