Simplicity and Complexity

“How complicated can a phone be?” we ask ourselves, as we wait for Facebook to buffer. With today’s phones having only two buttons, one for the home screen and one to power on, it’s incredibly difficult to imagine how much actually goes into a phone. There are moving parts within the phone, batteries, wires, and the screen. Not to mention the fact that every little app we have contains a unique code, and the fact that new stuff is always being added to the phone as technological capabilities expand at a near constant rate. This is the challenge that engineers face on a daily basis – to make the hard stuff look simple so that everyone else can use it. To create this façade of simplicity, engineers take the big details, and break them down into smaller, more manageable portions. For example, that long strip of code used for twitter is now an icon with a bird on it. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a program that does for engineers what engineers do for us? There is. Auros simplifies the engineering process by breaking down information and processes into smaller, more manageable chunks – much like engineers do for us by limiting the number of buttons on a Smartphone.