Led a session on designing internet connected products with 80+ year old participants.
I knew I shouldn't have expected much productivity this afternoon. Brain fried. Energy depleted.

I've been trying to increase my running volume and distance over the past weeks. The weekend my wife asked "is there any way I can find out where you are in case I get worried?"
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I took this as a cue for kicking off thoughts about building some kind of low key diy tracking thingy.

All in all, I'm satisfied with the outcome of my little . It gave me energy to continue pushing at the phd work, and get it over and done with. I'll probably continute to allocate blocks of 2-3 days to get the writing done in the coming weeks. Can't wait to share the consolidated draft folder with my supervisors.

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Day 6, which was about 4 hours long. I squeezed about 1000 words and restructered chapter 4 in order to make it tie in better with the claims I made in the introduction of the paper.

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Final hours of - I should be able to still squeeze in 1 full pomodoro cycle ... which still is a system that works well for me to get stuff done. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro

Day 5, which basically was just a half day. Got a bit taken away by reading comments, which were written with best intentions by my supervisors but did get my mind going in dark places (my problem). Managed to get through it though and rewrote part of a paper/chapter. Last half day tomorrow, hope to move on where I left off today!

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This might not seem like much, but collecting all my phd related writings in chapters and folders to prepare for a full dissertation draft meant a lot to me over the past days.

It still doesn't really matter what the actual result of all this will be, just having it bundled together it what I'm after now.

Day 4, slow start - but still managed to complete a first draft of my concluding chapter.
Tomorrow I'll focus on finishing a paper I never completed for whatever reason.

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Day 3, consolidated count of multiple chapters - also structured a new chapter and created many additional figures. Also involved some keynote archeology.

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Insertion of letters between all the images is ongoing, in case anyone noticed their absence.
Maybe I'll have to redo the drawn models, or maybe not ... I quite like their exploratory, shabby, drafty feel.

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Evolution of a hybrid Product Service System design framework. A hexaptych.

My mother tends to be the person I send stuff to to check if it makes sense for someone who's only mildly interested in the topic. Let's hope her enthousiasm radiates to my phd commission members...

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Finished a draft chapter at writing camp, sent it to my mother - who read it instantly and sent me spelling corrections.
Onwards to the next chapter! Let's get this done.

"Het groeit wel terug" (translates to : it will grow back) - one of the stronger on point statements in a while regarding the current state of society and consumerism. pixelfed.social/p/dries/130278

Writing camp day 1 statistics. Fresh material, mostly unedited.

Also : I can't be more grateful all people who stick up and keep supporting me in this process. This will need a longer word of thanks at some point ;-)

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Suitcase for the week. Reference works, good keyboard & clothes.
My mindset feels good, let's go.

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