Kent de Bruin


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Writing makes me think. ✍️ If I break the habit I owe @Aaron. 🐘

Joined 24 February 2019.

Total writing: 74 days.

Total word count: 39353 words (531 words on average per post)

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How to win from artificial complexity

1 year ago, for day 155 by Kent de Bruin

Simplicity From skin in the game (page 29) *Now skin in the game brings simplicity- the disarming simplicity of things properly done. People who see complicated solutions do not have an incentive to implement simplified ones. As we saw, a bureacratized system will increase in complication from the interventionism of...

Why are selfie sticks so popular?

1 year ago, for day 151 by Kent de Bruin

A sad exploration of the selfie stick I have never understand selfie sticks. What is it about this device that make it so popular? A selfie stick is used to take photographs or video by positioning a digital camera device, typically a smartphone, beyond the normal range of the arm....

How to bring enemies together (2 of 2)

1 year ago, for day 150 by Kent de Bruin

If we compare this experiment to the outlined examples we can draw some similarities. The people of Catalonia and the Democrats in the US also have strong cross-group competition. For Catalonia, this is the country Spain and for the Democrats, these are the Republicans. They also have their own identity...

How to bring enemies together (1 of 2)

1 year ago, for day 149 by Kent de Bruin

Across the world, there are numerous examples of groups of people that are in conflict. Often, there is no clear reason why these people are fighting other than some arbitrary border or prejudice based on certain cultural traits and rituals or difference in opinion and value. Take Catalonia, for the...

Lonely on solo trip

1 year ago, for day 147 by Kent de Bruin

Last year June, I embarked on a month-long solo trip to Japan. I booked a flight to Tokyo, reserved a few nights in a hostel, and planned to figure out the rest when I got there — after all, everything was up to me. It was a thrilling thought: I...

When games invade real life

1 year ago, for day 145 by Kent de Bruin

Technology and the real world are more and more intertwined. Gamefiying your life could be a bit creepy. What could it look like? Well, I think it'll be like this. You'll get up in the morning to brush your teeth. And the toothbrush can sense that you're brushing your teeth....

Design sprint idea

1 year ago, for day 143 by Kent de Bruin

Design sprint A design sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping and testing ideas with customers. Often these questions are about potential new products or services, or new features for existing offerings. Sprint is ideal for the big challenges, for projects that...

Summary: The world is not a desktop

1 year ago, for day 142 by Kent de Bruin

What is the metaphor for the computer of the future? The intelligent agent? The television (multimedia)? The 3-D graphics world (virtual reality)? The StarTrek ubiquitous voice computer? The GUI desktop, honed and refined? The machine that magically grants our wishes? I think the right answer is "none of the above",...

Orchestrate Serendipity

1 year ago, for day 141 by Kent de Bruin

Did you ever think about the design of a newspaper? The artifact has some unique features that have made it so attractive to read in. There are a lot of factors that go into the subliminal affordances, affordances that one may want to look at. Designers have to first think...

Capturing life

1 year ago, for day 137 by Kent de Bruin

In the last weeks, I had this strange feeling that I want to capture more of myself. After reading a tweet by Paul Graham it just hit me: *"Something I wish I'd done while my mother was still alive: I wish I'd written an essay, just for myself, about what...

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