If I get a total of 100 tumblr followers by this Friday, I will post something special from my new book, Broxo, which comes out from First Second books this October!
Follow this guy, people!! This is the dude who made our Wet Hot American Summer St. Jude fundraiser happen last year!!
At the “Red Carpet Blogger Awards” at CPAC, 2/10/12. Rappers: Steven Crowder and Chris Loesch.
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The nurse recently released 6 thru 11 on the list. The commonalities shared by humanity never cease to astound me:
My friend @katekrontiris blogs about my horrible day planner, and offers some inspirations for how to port over a more personalized and inspirational calendaring system into the digital sphere.
After moaning to a friend early this morning about how bad I am at managing my own time, I had an interesting conversation this evening about re-imagining the calendar.The photos are of horrible quality, but illustrative nonetheless.Below, is the most recent innovation in calendaring — it appears to be the equivalent of a large school binder or karaoke song list.
Inside are carefully crafted pages for each day, suited to this particular user’s thoughts about how he wants to spend his time and what he is willing to commit to (he only uses pen; all entries must be serious).
Clearly, he is doing more during the middle of the day than early (or late) in the day, hence the different time slot sizes. And he wants to track both his aspirations and his accomplishments — it is purposeful, deliberate, measured.
This made me wonder if there was a way to re-think our digital calendaring tools to make them inspiring, instead of oppressive. Why must the thought of looking at my calendar fill me with dread? Why shouldn’t I look forward to being inspired by what is to come, as opposed to feeling pressured by responsibilities?
These questions made me wonder whether there was a “design” fix to be had — what would make me excited to look at my calendar?
My conclusion was that it would be some combination of visual beauty and sound wisdom: a changing set of images that delight my eyes, attached meaningfully to the events of my day, perhaps with some lightly served suggestions for how to better manage my time. Perhaps my engagements would not be locked into the standard day-to-day or week-by-week format — perhaps they would be organized chronologically and thematically. Could I get some analytics? Could I see how much time I spend in class vs. working vs. procrastinating vs. socializing? Could I evaluate my happiness alongside the way I’ve chosen to spend my time?
Essentially, why couldn’t my calendar be both smart and beautiful?