A case study

What we learned about designing complex systems through reimagining a bookkeeping system.

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Bookkeeping is tough

Let’s face it. As a creative entrepreneur, keeping your books in order can be a challenge. For those not well-versed in the financial arts the looming presence of the taxman is ever-present. Nonetheless it’s an intrinsic part of freelancing, running a design shop or business in general.

Finding a good bookkeeper with experience in your field, who enables you to take control of your business feels great. For us, and thousands of fellow creatives in Amsterdam, that bookkeeper is KeesdeBoekhouder.

This article aims to give you a detailed look at how we design complex systems and software at digital design studio Heavyweight. …


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Ever since Android got grouped notifications in the early palaeolithic, iOS users have begged and pleaded with Apple for equal notification rights. In 2016 we wrote a little Medium article about how Apple was still missing the mark with Notification Center.

We all have that special friend, colleague or loved one who just. Can’t. Wait. To. Send. Their. Messages. Before. Finishing. Them! For some of us, these repeated messages lead to a perpetual stream of notifications that drive you mad.


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Heavyweight teams up with startups to rethink and design interfaces that drive value. We fuse expertise in CX, UX, and UI design to create seamless experiences across apps, devices, and (physical) touchpoints. Making complex applications seem simple is what we do best.

On Medium, we write about our experiences designing great products for start-ups. Learn how you can grow your product.

Component Based Design is often talked about in context of large, complex projects. In this article we’re making the case that it can also be very beneficial for smaller projects and teams. …


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We all have that special friend, colleague or loved one who just. Can’t. Wait. To. Send. Their. Messages. Before. Finishing. Them! For some of us, these repeated messages lead to a perpetual stream of notifications that drive you mad.

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