Welcome to my digital notebook.

This is (roughly) my digital zettelkasten, a collection of interlinked atomic notes about anything that interests me. In general, they will talk about strategy, research, UX, product development, learning, and knowledge management, but might stray pretty far afield from that sometimes.

Consider this my "digital garden." It's hobby work. I collect ideas that I am interested in, and I try to cultivate them as best I can. (Not sure where to get started? Try the Contents).

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One's Perception of Another Is Based on One's Perception of Themselves

People base their views of others in comparison to themselves.

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Omit Needless Demographic Information when Creating Personas

Demographic information is largely unnecessary for user personas. In some cases, it may even provoke anti-empathy.

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Objectivism Assumes a Concrete, Knowable World

Objectivism assumes a concrete, objective reality that can only be ascertained through scientific judgment and measurement.

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OODA Loop

The OODA Loop is a decision-making concept developed by military strategist John Boyd.

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Novel Metaphors Create Novel Ways of Thinking

An imaginative or novel metaphor can facilitate thinking about old ideas in new ways.

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Non-Stationary Reflexive Situations Are Characterized by Radical Uncertainty

King and Kay use the term radical uncertainty to describe conditions of uncertainty that are both non-stationary and reflexive.

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Narratives Should Be Credible and Coherent but Not Necessarily True

For a narrative to resonate, it needs to be credible and coherent but not necessarily true. A narrative can convey useful information without being literally factual.

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Narratives Generate Real-World Effects.

Because narratives affect interpretation and expectations, they inform action and thereby have real-world effects.

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Narratives Enable Us to Act Decisively in Conditions of Uncertainty

Narratives help us make decisions in situations where probability judgments are not feasible.

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Narrative Sequencing Informs Meaning

The sequence in which information is presented affects how that text is interpreted.

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