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🌱 Hi, welcome to my Digital Garden

I’m Trong, a product designer based in Singapore.

This is my 🌱 digital garden β€” a Β public notebook to 🌱 learn in public, write 🌱 evergreen notes, and plant the seeds for more ambitious works. Keeping a public log of what you build is an effective way to track your learning process.

It’s less than a blog but more than a tweet.

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Nov 26, 2022
πŸ“ 4 User Research Lessons for Beginner Product Designers

πŸ“ 4 User Research Lessons for Beginner Product Designers

Personal reflection after doing the first usability testing abroad.
3 min read
Nov 16, 2022
🌱 Learning a new tool brings me to new things

🌱 Learning a new tool brings me to new things

I’m often obsessed with learning new tools I love, and 🌱 Obsidian is the newest favourite. But at the same
1 min read

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Nov 26 2022

πŸ“ 4 User Research Lessons for Beginner Product Designers

Personal reflection after doing the first usability testing abroad.
3 min read
Nov 25 2022

πŸ“ Keep track of any habit inside your Obsidian

Do you know that you can create your own 🌱 The Seinfeld strategy β€” Don’t break the chain inside Obsidian to
2 min read
Nov 24 2022

🌱 A system should follow you, not the other way around

We try to learn a new system, so we ask others what their best practice are and how to do
1 min read
Nov 22 2022

🌱 The point of taking notes is to think better

We have a habit of taking notes and saving valuable things. But in the end, those ideas get forgotten and
1 min read
Nov 21 2022

🌱 Why do we need a second brain?

We often hoard (or save it for later) content because it gives us an illusion of knowledge. But in the
1 min read
Nov 20 2022

🌱 Don’t break the chain

The Seinfeld strategy
1 min read
Nov 17 2022

🌱 Obsidian

Obsidian is the new note-taking app that I fall in love with. It’s not about how cool or how
1 min read
Nov 16 2022

🌱 Learning a new tool brings me to new things

I’m often obsessed with learning new tools I love, and 🌱 Obsidian is the newest favourite. But at the same
1 min read
Nov 15 2022

🌱 Build your own Wikipedia

We all heavily use Wikipedia to learn. Imagine you could have your own Wikipedia with all the things you learn,
1 min read
Nov 14 2022

🌱 A second brain

A second brain is the trustiest place where you keep all information that matters to you. In the digital age,
1 min read
Nov 13 2022

🌱 Offering multiple prices for your product to increase revenue

When we put only one price for your product, it seems that we leave a lot of money on the
1 min read
Nov 12 2022

🌱 Price Anchoring with Elon Musk

Twitter Blue and Elon Musk gave us a masterclass on how to use anchoring to drive sales.
1 min read
Nov 11 2022

🌱 The first 100 are the most difficult

Getting the first 100 subscribers or customers is the most challenging part if you are a creator. It takes a
1 min read
Nov 10 2022

🌱 The new success metric for a knowledge worker is the number of evergreen notes written per day

While reading more notes from Andy Matuschak, I went from hope to disappointment to enlightening. The light today is I
1 min read
Nov 09 2022

🌱 Learn in public

The fear of being judged leads us to learn and think privately. But teaching people is the best way to
1 min read
Nov 06 2022

🌱 Fleeting notes

Fleeting notes are your loose thoughts, ideas, and anything in mind. They are unorganized and unstructured. They are to capture
1 min read
Nov 06 2022

🌱 Literature notes

Literature notes are one type of note of [[The Zettelkasten note-taking method]]. They are highlights from the source you’re
1 min read
Nov 05 2022

🌱 Evergreen notes

Evergreen notes are similar to permanent notes or Zettels from The Zettelkasten note-taking method. I prefer the name evergreen notes because it’s human and inspiring.
1 min read
Nov 05 2022

🌱 A digital garden

A digital garden is a place to plant the seeds for future ambitious works. It was seeded with many [[🌱 Evergreen notes]] and linked to each other.
1 min read
Nov 04 2022

Find a way to raise your voice

Today I have a tough conversation with my head of product design. Yes, it’s about the performance review.
2 min read
May 17 2022

The day I become a better designer

The day I become a better design is the day I start writing.
2 min read
Nov 03 2021

A complete guide for Lottie animation with GatsbyJS

Lottie animation is easier than you think. In this post, we will create a Lottie animation, from After Effect to prototype to export handover files for developers.
6 min read
Nov 03 2021

Systems vs Goals

I’m always failed at exercising regularly. It usually starts with passion, the first week is awesome and motivated. But the next week, it becomes less and less.
3 min read
Nov 03 2021

Essential skills for product designers

For designers, only good design skill doesn’t guarantee success. We need more skills to be better and succeed in your career.
8 min read