OUR DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Always design systems that embrace human-centeredness and all-inclusiveness.
The CORE system (upon which CoreOS is built) is designed to be platform-agnostic. Whatever workspace management apps you use, you can use the CORE system with them. I can easily see Obsidian, Anytype, Tana, Mem.ai, and users adopting the CORE framework. A human-centered and inclusive approach is at the heart of CORE.
Use First-principles reasoning to design systems that are infinitely scalable.
Our first principles reasoning dictates the system’s design, so as a power user, you can be assured that it offers solid foundations to build on.
In platforms like Notion, you can organize and customize things endlessly. There are often people who create databases for small, insignificant things and spend more than 5 hours every day managing the system.
Many system builders forget that Notion is an “App-development” platform. Their product ships with many rough edges and is based on the fallacy that users will figure it out themselves!
We want to end this.
Maximize signal-to-noise ratio by not over-engineering the system
There is no point in creating separate databases or dashboards for everything. It leads to diminishing returns (please heed the bell curve).
It is best to use a foundational system first, and then slowly evolve it over time, using first principles reasoning. Otherwise, you’ll invite chaos or spend a lot of time managing the system.
By harnessing non-verbal communication, we have a design system that lets colors, icons, placement of objects, and context speak for themselves.
We’ve set creative constraints to facilitate “flow”. As a creative professional, you can only interact with the system in a finite number of ways.
80% of results come from 20% of actions
The CoreOS system makes it clear what steps you need to take at any time and in what order to accomplish your tasks, projects, milestones, and goals in the most logical and productive order.
Our system is “objective-oriented”. Any action items that are not in alignment with the system, can be easily discarded without any friction.
By embracing minimalism and the power of prioritization, we’ve designed the system to help discipline you to operate on purpose all the time.
Knowledge work should accrete
The beauty of managing the CoreOS is that the time you spend managing and enriching the system will have compounded results over time.
It is because we’ve embedded the principles of knowledge aggregation, information resurfacing, and feedback mechanisms in the system.