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Articles I’ve written about design, technology and productivity.

Dec 11, 2018

Lessons learned from my personal project

Getting Started. There is no better time to start your personal project than today. I have been living in the bubble of agency model for years taking…



Oct 31, 2018

desktopofsamuel.com October Update

It was a challenging yet rewarding period in the last two months. I have set up the bare-bones structure of my personal site, yet it was a long way…



Oct 29, 2018

Practical Tips on Evernote

TLDR: Practical Evernote tips that help you to build your own knowledge base and get things done (GTD) I have been a long-time user of Evernote but I…



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Oct 08, 2018

Lessons from IKEA

My journey to Scandinavia continued in Älmhult, Sweden (2 hours of train ride from Copenhagen), after the Design Matters conference. It was the home…



Sep 29, 2018

Journey to Design Matters

It was a truly enlightening trip to Denmark, attending Design Matters 2018 in Copenhagen (Sep 26 -27, 2018). Not only did the talks and workshops…



Sep 17, 2018

Building Gatsby With Multiple Post Type

2018/10/25: Updated the post on how to create Category and Tag page for multiple post type. TLDR: I'm sharing my way of setting up multiple post types…



Aug 26, 2018

Why designers need a personal website?

TLDR: I'm summing up the reasons why a designer should build a custom site using Gatsby.JS. One of my year resolution for 2018 is to learn front-end…



Jul 20, 2018

Do Subscription Models Work with Apps?

Thoughts on Setapp — subscription-based collection for Mac apps Mac apps are great. They are beautifully designed, crafted with a bunch of handy…



Jul 06, 2018

Essential Color Tools to Step Up Your Design Game

Color is the combination of science and art, a simple color change could have drastic effect on the emotion or perception of the viewer. Being a UI/UX…



Jul 03, 2018

How to do localization right - Citymapper in Hong Kong

After switching to Android last year, Google Map has been my first choice of transit app. Living in a city that public transport operators discourage…



Apr 24, 2018

Why real data & content matter

We have a lot of assumptions in the process of creating wireframes and mockups for websites & apps. As wireframes & mock-ups are not dynamic, it is…