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Able: a modular crypto dashboard (2 of 3)

2 years ago, for day 89 by Kent de Bruin

*Prototype: Based on the research we went into prototype mode. We quickly came up with the idea to build a modular crypto dashboard. We thought that the crypto space needed a place where transparency was key. This includes teaching people about operational security, providing them with credible news sources, dedicated...


Able: a modular crypto dashboard (1 of 3)

2 years ago, for day 88 by Kent de Bruin

Last year I worked on a crypto startup called Able. I am now writing a case study for my design portfolio. Challenge: Crypto was hot at the end of 2017. Millions of people were investing in cryptocurrencies. Yet most new users lacked the technical and financial knowledge to make rational...


Designing my life (9 of n)

2 years ago, for day 87 by Kent de Bruin

Doing deep work Think strategically about your day and it will have a big impact. Cal Newport, author of the book Deep Work makes the distinction between shallow and deep work. Ever heard of the Pomodoro timer? It’s a technique to lay off everything and just focus on one...


Designing my life (7 of n)

2 years ago, for day 85 by Kent de Bruin

Other apps There are some task-specific apps where I prefer to not log it on Things or Apple Notes. These apps are built for one single function like running (Strava), fitness (Strong) or reading articles (Pocket). I have toyed with the idea to move this stack to my notes but...


Designing my life (6 of n)

2 years ago, for day 84 by Kent de Bruin

You will always need to use multiple programs to complete projects. Rather than trying to fit everything into one app it is better to use designated apps for designated proceedings. All my apps use the PARA structure. It doesn’t matter if I am working in my notes or saving a...


Designing my life (5 of n)

2 years ago, for day 83 by Kent de Bruin

There are always multiple projects running at the same time. I use a list of current projects as a quick way to see what I am working on. Projects are a great way to test a new idea. The characteristics (deadline, small defined tasks, focused) make it perfect to see...


Designing my life (3 of n)

2 years ago, for day 81 by Kent de Bruin

Defining my areas We now have a clear idea of what projects and areas are. By having a clear definition of the different areas it is easier to evaluate your life. Areas are basically the bone structure of my life. These are the clear pillars of my life. Whatever...


Designing my life (2 of n)

2 years ago, for day 80 by Kent de Bruin

Let’s dig deeper: The two most important channels for me are Areas and Projects. An area of responsibility is “a sphere of activity with a standard to be maintained over time.” Examples of this are Sport; money; travel; friends; health and work areas such as my freelance business; contacts; I...


Pitch: Acaboo

2 years ago, for day 76 by Kent de Bruin

I am Kent and I am the co-founder of Acaboo. Roughly 4 years ago I started my bachelors in business In Amsterdam. Just like all of my fellow students I bought all the required books for the first courses and to be honest, those were the last books bought during...


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