UX expert Peter Morville introduced his new book at Internet Librarian during his morning keynote, Tomorrow’s Architects, described here by Don Hawkins.
Peter’s new book is called Planning for Everything: The Design of Paths & Goals which reveals four principles & six practices essential for shaping the future! Read Don’s coverage of the talk and buy the book!
Amazon blurb says: We can’t predict the future, yet we do it all the time. We organize projects, events, days, weeks, and years. We plan to buy a home, build a career, travel, get married, raise children, teach a class, retire, or get in shape. Our ability to model the world as it is and might be is a gift, but mental time travel is also really hard. Fortunately, since planning is a skill, everyone from playful improviser to rigorous planner can greatly improve, if they are ready to learn:
- The principles and practices of nonlinear planning.
- How to grow and sustain hope with willpower and waypower.
- When to pivot or persist with paths, goals, values, and metrics.
- How myths, memories, fears, and feelings shift the future.
- Why the plans of an octopus are the product of evolution.
- Why artificial intelligence is poised to transform how to plan.