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Nothing unfamiliar (Tools I used to write a book)

My book advises designers to be intentional about the tools they choose and use to do the writing on their projects. For writing a book, a thing I’d never done before, I ran a few experiments to see if there was any good and smart tool I hadn’t tried before that would make it easier.…Continue readingNothing unfamiliar (Tools I used to write a book)

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Scratchpad

An ode to the tools that help us remember.Continue readingScratchpad

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You Need a Clipboard Manager

Do you write things on computers? Okay, good. So you have a clipboard manager, right? My clipboard manager makes me feel like a ninja. I’m sliding and striking and chopping and spinning words and text and URLs without any worry about losing my balance or missing my objective.  A clipboard manager is just what it…Continue readingYou Need a Clipboard Manager

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Smaller Paper

If you’re waiting around for a big idea, you might be waiting a long time. My big ideas are built out of small ideas. A big blank canvas? Scary. A new Powerpoint deck with no slides? Scary. Designer notebooks packed with crisp, white, empty pages? I’ve abandoned dozens. I try to capture my small ideas…Continue readingSmaller Paper