Link’spiration™ – September 18th – The Designer’s Toolkit

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Fall is the season for sharpening skills and pencils, digging out Trapper Keepers, and shopping for school supplies.
Link’spiration™ Back to School
Trapper Keepers

We know that having the right supplies helps people work better—more efficiently. Since we are intrigued by the way people work, we always want to know: What kind of routines do they establish? What are their productivity tricks? What tools do they use? Lifehacker has a great series on this subject, but be warned: your efficiency may dive because you’ll be spending some time here.
Lifehacker – How I Work

We focus a lot of our attention on designing tools for learners (though Elliott Masie has issued a compelling challenge), but perhaps we spend less time thinking about the tools that help us do our job better, faster.
Elliott Massie App Challenge

Our award-winning app DesignJot is one of our favorite tools, and since it is free until September 25th, we think you should give it a try. Download it here. It helps designers walk through our rapid ANSWER analysis and create a performance map.
Download DesignJot
Discover DesignJot

Here are a few other common tools we use:
Internal socializing and sharing: Yammer
Staying in the know: Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest
Getting things done: Notability, Google Drive, and Paper.

We also stand behind good old fashioned pencil, pen, paper, and sticky notes. Lots and lots of sticky notes.
Putting Paper Back into Web Based Training Design

We’re also eager to see and participate in technology that completely changes the way we think about tools; Google Glass and Displair are just two examples.
Google Glass
Displiar

What are some of your go-to tools we should add to our toolkit? Join our conversation below.



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