Learning by... Avoiding mistakes

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sun Mar 24 14:20:22 EDT 2013


Mark Wieder wrote:
> Richard-
>
> Sunday, March 24, 2013, 10:25:59 AM, you wrote:
>
>> Some of the most productive time I spend in development is with 3x5
>> cards spread out on the floor, representing function points or UI
>> elements, looking for the flow and patterns between them.  To someone
>
> I do the index card thing, sometimes just on pieces of paper, and then
> move the blocks of code around until it starts to take shape. I
> haven't yet found any computer program that beats this process.

Yeah, it's funny that way, but for all the tech we're dripping with I 
get some of the biggest bang for the buck from 3x5 cards and a pad of 
graph paper.  I've tried many ways to replace those with software, but 
nothing has yet matched the freedom to explore.

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