Introducing the Hipster PDA. This article was originally posted during the first week of 43 Folders' existence, and, pound for pound, it remains one of the most popular page on the site.
Please be sure to also visit related pages, browse our Hipster PDA topic area, plus, of course you can search on the Hipster PDA across our family of sites. Recently, I got sick of lugging my Palm V around, so I developed a vastly superior, greatly simplified device for capturing and sharing information. I call it “The Hipster PDA.” Beauty & Simplicity The Hipster PDA (Parietal Disgorgement Aid) is a fully extensible system for coordinating incoming and outgoing data for any aspect of your life and work. Building your first Hipster PDA.
Pile of Index cards. The Notecard System: The Key For Remembering, Organizing And Using Everything You Read. After the response to this recent LifeHacker piece, I thought I would explain the system I use to take notes, research books and keep track of anecdotes, stories and info I come across in my work.
This isn’t the perfect system. It might not work for you. All I can say is that since learning it about 7 years ago, it has totally transformed my process and drastically increased my creative output. It’s responsible for helping me publish three books in three years, (along with other books I’ve had the privilege of contributing to), write countless articles published in newspapers and websites, send out my reading recommendations every month, and make all sorts of other work and personal successes possible. Now to be clear, this is not “my” notecard system. I hope it inspires your own method. The System -It’s difficult to describe this in any linear way so I am just going to do this in kind a brain dump way.
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You can break every idea or piece of information down into bite-size chunks, then re-arrange them until everything flows perfectly. Whether you’re planning a presentation, coming up with a research plan, studying, trying to remember things you’ve read, designing a collaborative project, or organizing content for a course, index cards (or post-it notes) are an incredibly valuable tool. Sometimes, using physical index cards or sticky notes is the best way to go. You might need the tactile experience of laying it all out in front of you, physically moving the cards, or sticking notes up on a whiteboard or wall.
But, depending on the project, you might need to be able to take notes on the go (without hauling along a shoebox full or cards), or easily keep backup copies (without spending hours at a photocopier). SuperNotecard (Web app/online) Cardflow (iPad) A Bird in the Hand: Index Cards and the Handcraft of Creative Thinking. Haig Armen and I presented this paper (actually, we wrote a lot of index cards and stuck them on the wall in front of a projector!)
At Congress 2013 in Victoria this past June. The talk was part of a session called Mediating Creative Practice that was put together by Frederik Lesage and Ben Woo. I don’t know why it took so long for me to put it online, but here it is. John W. Maxwell Publishing @ SFU Simon Fraser University Haig Armen Faculty of Design & Dynamic Media Emily Carr University of Art and Design Abstract The humble index card (and card index) has a rich history. This paper is about paper–and its role in the creative process. One of our favourite paper forms is the index card. Our study—into cards and card practices on the threshold of the digital revolution—is only in its embryonic stages. Card play (including note taking, sorting, shuffling, etc.) is one of a variety of high-level methods creative people use to organize thoughts and generate ideas.
Cardflow: The Best Index Card App for the iPad. Cardflow for iPad Index Cards are Awesome.
We love index cards. We use them a lot. They are a versatile and surprisingly powerful tool for all kinds of tasks. From brainstorming to drafting storyboards, to planning entire projects, they have a place in every workflow. We wanted to build an App that captures the ease and flexibility of paper index cards. Shape Your Thinking: Brandy Agerbeck at TEDxWindyCity. Using Visual Thinking Tools To Develop An Online Course. Sketchnoting In The Classroom. What Does the Writing Process of Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black Look Like? Writing processes are as diverse as the writers who labor through them.
There's really no one way to churn out a script, but if you've just started on this incredible screenwriting journey, or are in a rut and looking for some new tools to help you become more productive, then Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) might be able to help. In this Academy Originals video, Black details every step of his creative process, from how he goes about researching to how he lays out scenes written on a myriad of index cards. The very first screenplay I wrote was not written using the process I use now -- not by a long shot. I literally sat down at my computer and wrote from beginning to end in linear fashion for three months until the story came to a natural conclusion. So now, as I labor over my current screenplay -- researching every slightest detail (what do janitors in hospitals wear?) Watch the video below to get the full story on Black's writing process:
Creative Spark: Dustin Lance Black. 10x Management 10x Your Productivity: The Lost Art of Index Cards by James Cropcho - 10x Management. Being “10x” means operating in your zone of highest efficacy and knowing which tools can assist your productivity is key.
These days, because time is always precious and speed is king, it’s easy to assume that tools which reduce thinking and accelerate output will automatically improve performance. But a vital quality that distinguishes 10xers is knowing that working faster isn’t always smarter – and sometimes ‘old-fashioned’ tools are best. Yesterday, in Take Notes: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Keyboard, we discussed a Princeton study that discovered how handwriting promotes better memory and learning in students than typing. Today, one of our rockstar software engineers, James Cropcho, explains why he relies on using index cards to think and work at his 10x-best. Index Card Planning: How To Plan your Project With Index Cards. How I manage my writing and get stuff done using index cards. I write a lot.
Between my own blog and newsletter, the Exist blog, guest posts, and newsletter, and my client work, that's a lot of writing to keep track of. I recently created a system to help me keep track of my writing and make sure I'm focused on the right piece at the right time. If you want to try this yourself, here's what you'll need: GTD + R 実践. Getting Things Done with Index Cards. The Power of Index Cards - its-all-design.com. If you know even a little about Agile, you’ll have heard of the idea of using index cards for managing requirements.
It might seem like a trivial concept, but I’ve had some unexpected successes with index cards recently, so I thought I’d share them with you. The concept Here’s the concept. Now, brace yourselves, because I don’t want to lose you in the detail here… National Stationery Week Day 7: All Rolled Up!