Where walls & whiteboards beat all digital tools

I prefer sketching ideas on the whiteboard because, mentally, I feel like I can “fail” more with a whiteboard than even with a journal. The environment of a whiteboard allows for different creative expression.

—Benjamin Hardy, on Morning Routine

Previously: Walls are good for project management

Walls are good (for project management)

Walls make it easier to iterate.

Digital things look ‘finished’ too soon. when something is a work in progress on a wall, it looks unfinished, so you keep working on it. moving things around, reshaping things, connecting things, erasing things, and making them again.

—Leisa Reichelt, in ‘What walls are for

… post it notes are still the best tool for research analysis for exactly this reason – no one ever does three (or more) rounds of synthesis using a digital tool.