Some people think simplification is the automatic exclusion of certain parts, a cheat to reach a faster conclusion. But that view is too short-sighted. Most of the time simplification is actually the deduction of unnecessary parts.
You can’t simplify without knowing all the pieces at play first. The artist considers every component and every tool in the beginning and then uses only what’s most important. The artist sets constrictions and works backward.
Simplicity is the bold attempt to do what works best, to minimize and remove complexity for the end-user.