The rise of Roam Research, the note-taking tool for networked thought, has given a home to researchers, power users, developers, students, creatives, and those interested in personal knowledge management. The strength of the community and the amount of time that users spend sharing and building custom layouts shows how interested a growing number of people are in better collecting and digesting their thoughts and actions digitally.
What if users were given a tool to organize their thoughts and actions with the same amount of detail as a tool for thought that lets them organize their notes?
This summer, I set off to build a productivity-based browser and ended up building a Chrome extension. Here’s how the process yielded a product that, while smaller than I initially wanted it to be, set me on the best path possible for future success:
But first, a little background information.
I have been coding since I was ten years old, and haven’t stopped since. I attended multiple bootcamps and academies, learning as many new concepts as I could. …
I’m trying to change the way we interact with our screens. But first, a little history:
Over the past fifty-odd years, human interaction with technology has rapidly increased. The term “technology” itself, which used to be synonymous with the innovations that made production faster and more efficient, has started to refer more generally to the computer screens that have more and more commanded our attention since the “dot.com” fever of the late 1990s. Introduced commercially in the 1980s, computers were seen as methods to efficiently do work (ex. …
Interface designer and developer based in New York. Building tools for action at Stecknologies. Humane tech.