Makzan / I share what I learnt


Fake productivity

It’s so easy with the kinds of tools we now have to get the feeling of productivity, the sensation of productivity, without having to actually accomplish anything of merit or anything that we might actually find meaningful at the end of the day. — Jocelyn K. Glei, Offscreen 19 interview.

Read Post / 2018-05-10

Material Design is for Google only

The way people talk about Material Design makes it feel as through it’s a new discovery in design. There are interesting principles in there, but I don’t see why another company would want to adopt Google’s design guidelines. Outside of Google I don’t think it’s a huge thing, and I don’t really think about it […]

Read Post / 2015-11-12

Jason Fried on Writing

Two quotes from Jason Fried on writing, from issue 12 of Offscreen Magazine. I guess I’ve grown to love it [writing] because it forces me to think and consolidate my thoughts. It forces me to be clear, to be able to explain what’s in my head to someone else. — Jason Fried The “bait for knowledge”: […]

Read Post / 2015-10-16

Steve Jobs Simplicity

Link: The One Thing Jony Ive Remembers Most About Steve Jobs Quite honestly, what’s remained, I never would have predicted four years ago. What’s remained is almost unremarkable, but what’s remained is his very simple focus on trying to make something beautiful and great. And it really was simple. There wasn’t a grand plan of winning, […]

Read Post / 2015-10-08

Features vs. Benefits

I clipped example of selling benefits instead of features. Here is another one. Link: Features vs. Benefits People don’t buy products; they buy better versions of themselves. As Jason Fried post on twitter: “Here’s what our product can do” and “Here’s what you can do with our product” sound similar, but they are completely different approaches. – Jason Fried

Read Post / 2015-09-26