Productivity

Daily curated collection of articles and resources.

airbnb.design

Prototyping for Hosts

How a tool for engineers became integral to the design process. Design is a process of trial and error. To find something that really works, you have to try many solutions that ...

johannesippen.com

Improving My Productivity

Fitness trackers, health trackers and time trackers: the quantified self is a big thing right now. For almost every aspect of our work and lives there is a way to use data ...

mariusz.cc

Why Do You Work?

Why do you work? Did you ever ask yourself this question? What makes you wake up in the morning, dress up and go to work? What would make you excited to wake ...

vanschneider.com

Perfectionism Ruined My Productivity

The one thing that makes designers great is the same thing that makes them the worst people to work with: perfectionism. It’s part of what drives us to design in the first ...

signalvnoise.com

More Work, Worse Outcome

Yesterday I published an article called “The Outwork Myth” where I push back against the popular notion that “working harder and longer than other people is the way to get ahead”. Today ...

studiofellow.com

Don’t Work Harder

Work smarter. Work harder. Be more productive. These are the mantras we follow while doing creative work, but sometimes they accomplish the opposite of what we want. When you hit a brick ...

vanschneider.com

Be Lazy, It’s worth It!

Can being lazy be a good thing? In my last article I talked about being busy. Why I try to stay busy actually doing something and avoid being busy for the sake ...