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No books? No problem. The only book I really need is my notebook. Of course it must be a Moleskine!
+ Used by The Guardian: www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclasses/reinventing-th...
ITP Spring Show 2007
Broadway + Waverly, 4th Fl, NYC
To Buy List
+ Palm TX Charger
+ USB Charger
+ Video iPod Extender
++ Epson P5000
++ Delicious iPod
+ Dom Ellner / Calendar
Moleskine is as much of a cult as the mac
Apply Coca-Cola Branding to Pepsi, Shell to Mobil. Use Coca-Cola identity system to do Pepsi advertising
+ R / XT
+ R / LKN
+ R/ AR
+ McKinsey Quarterly subscription renewal
+ IBM document
+ MKC animation todo
+ Taschen Bookstore (Greene St between Prince and Spring)
+ Celeste / Kid Beyond
+ Chi-Square Analysis
+ HP / RE!
+ John Varvatos (Greene+Spring) Spring 2007 Collection
+ Taschen sale: June, 3rd week FRI SAT SUN
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US Mobile phones are always locked so I never really had any SIM cards to play with til I moved to Hong Kong. What I find interesting is that they all comes in the form of a credit card size with information on them. The SIM card is cased in a breakout – then the micro SIM is further broken out from its larger brother. A fairly usable design. I dig it.
Notes from IIT Strategy Symposium, 2005-10-26
Opportunites for Innovation
1. Product Innovation
+ Looking at users, not their products + their tools
+ Look at markets (space, place where business takes place)
+ Focus on end-to-end experience
2. Process Innovation
+ Collaborate / talk in groups
+ Don't make decisions. Delegate to experts
+ Utilize prototyping to rive decision making. Guide it.
3. Organization Innovation
+ Train organization to work with designers
+ Find people with right skills
+ Define objectives — and how they perform
How JPMorgan Chase is driving Innovation
+ Articulate business value
+ Clearly defined roles — what we do / how we do it
+ Skills + resources required
+ What defines good — vocabulary
+ Educate partners + leadership
+ Create shared process
+ Input / output / response
+ Invest in customer input
Build relationships with clients
+ Build persona relationships
+ Understand roles
+ View barriers as opportunities
+ Understand reality
+ Progress vs tradeoffs
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#Human = Best #Algorithms available to sort through my notes
I routinely scan my Moleskine and post onto Flickr. I try to tag them and transcribe them in the past but often I don't have time so I just let them be.
People are by nature nosy so they read my notes. That's all good. Good things ought to be shared. The notes I post are either super cryptic written in a way that only I understand (its called SMLSML aka Seemingly Marked-up Language) or they are in a style which is a combination of English + Math + Logic. Most of them don't directly reference any person’s private information so they are ok to be public.
Flickr’s interestingness algorithm is a function of human viewing behavior:
SML.SML: Interestingness = f(views, faves, comments, tags, time, user, network relationships);
By using Flickr’s API to sort my notes based on interestingness I can find my most interesting notes. The most interesting notes are usually the most interesting :)
interaction design notes for Panda – a super secret project. :)
Example of SML Notebook Moleskine system in action
Someone asked me how I organize my notes in my Molekine. Here is one example. When I am busy I try to do everything I can to make things work better for me. This note was taken in 2007 while working at IconNicholson / LBi International (an interactive agency in New York) while juggling five projects at the same time.
System which works for me:
1. Date in header in ISO-8601 style: YYYY-MM-DD HH:SS GMT+
2. Project abbreviations by initials
3. Human abbreviations by first name or initials
4. Color dots by importance / task / project. This changes depending on what I am working on and what need to be categorized at the time.
5. Horizontal lines for dividing sections.
6. Super sketchy drawings for recording visuals.
7. Interaction design with SML.SML.IxD.Markup
8. I usually buy the gridded version but I noticed that Moleskine often sells old diary in extreme discount so sometimes I just buy those and then hack it to suit my needs (as seen here) :)
Example of SML Notebook Moleskine system in action / SML.20121206.SC.Flickr.SML.Notebook.2007
Example of SML Notebook Moleskine using written tags as data entry
Sometimes when I was transcribing talks it is difficult to stay in point format so I create a separate line at the bottom to define wtf I was writing about.
Most of the presentations I go to are heavy in visuals so I usually draw a visual representation of what they are referencing. This note came from a talk at the Apple Store: Interaction design need not involve computers / Jake Barton / Local Projects. Using these notes I can then “translate” them back onto a blog post written in English:
Most of the talks given by people are interesting. As I have referenced previously, I have ADHD so I don't remember a thing if I don't write it down. I doubt that humans would be able to remember a talk which they went to five years ago either but by writing notes, scanning them, tagging them and then proceed to blog about them and then tag them further, I am able to find notes which are important to me any time in the future.
The fact that I can easily find my own content to talk about it here shows that my system is functioning as they should. This is why I am writing a program to organize everything so I no longer need to use Google just to find my own content. Writing my own system would also allow me to put up data which are private as there are a lot of things which I don't post on the public web which requires organization.