The Informed Life

Jorge Arango

An interview-based show that explores how people organize and design information to get things done. read less
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Steve Portigal on Writing, part 1
Dec 3 2023
Steve Portigal on Writing, part 1
Steve Portigal is an independent user research consultant. He is the author of Interviewing Users and Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries. Steve was previously on the show last year, talking about research skills. This conversation is a bit different: both of us have written new books, and we thought it’d be fun to compare notes about the process. We decided to split our conversation into two parts. This episode focuses on the motivations for writing, and the second part will focus on processes.Show NotesSteve PortigalSteve Portigal - LinkedInPortigal ConsultingInterviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights (2nd edition) by Steve PortigalDoorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories by Steve PortigalThe Informed Life ep. 92 - Steve Portigal on Research SkillsLouis RosenfeldInformation Architecture for the Web and Beyond by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville, and Jorge ArangoBloggerThe Informed Life ep. 118 — Maggie Appleton on Digital GardeningMaggie AppletonAbout Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design (4th edition) by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, and Christopher NoesselWrite Useful Books by Rob FitzpatrickObsidianBuilding a Personal Knowledge Garden (Information Architecture Conference 2022 workshop)Show notes include Amazon affiliate links. We get a small commission for purchases made through these links.If you're enjoying the show, please rate or review us in Apple's podcast directory:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-informed-life/id1450117117?itsct=podcast_box&itscg=30200
Karl Fast on Reading
Oct 8 2023
Karl Fast on Reading
Karl Fast is an independent scholar, information architect, and futurist. He’s the co-author with Stephen Anderson of Figure It Out: Getting From Information to Understanding. Karl is one of the most avid readers I know, and in this conversation, we compare our reading practices. We discussed this subject in preparation for a personal knowledge management workshop we will teach later this year.Show notesKarl Fast - LinkedInThe Informed Life episode 69 - Karl Fast on Interactionism, part 1The Informed Life episode 70 — Karl Fast on Interactionism, part 2Be Useful — Arnold Schwarzenegger on 7 Tools for Life, Thinking Big, Building Resilience, Processing Grief, and More (#696) - The Blog of Author Tim FerrissWar and Peace - WikipediaObsidianGod, Human, Animal, Machine: Technology, Metaphor, and the Search for Meaning by Meghan O’GieblynOur Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity by Edward TennerTo Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of DeathTo Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of DeathTo Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death by Mark O’ConnellThe Bodybuilders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human by Adam PioreNo-dig gardening - WikipediaMise en place - WikipediaEverything in Its Place: The Power of Mise-En-Place to Organize Your Life, Work, and Mind by Dan CharnasReadwiseSlow Reading in a Hurried Age by David MikicsFight Club (1999) - IMDbBuild a Personal Knowledge Garden (Karl and Jorge's workshop)–  use discount code TILPKG before October 30, 2023 for 20% off the regular priceShow notes include Amazon affiliate links. We get a small commission for purchases made through these links.If you're enjoying the show, please rate or review us in Apple's podcast directory:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-informed-life/id1450117117?itsct=podcast_box&itscg=30200