Planners & Improvisers

My new book Planning for Everything is coming soon. I hope to publish in February. To learn when it’s available sign up here. In the meantime, I’d love your feedback on the draft description. Does this sound like a book you might read or suggest to a friend? Planning for Everything: The Design of Paths and Goals We can’t predict the future, yetKeep reading


I’ve been quiet. In May, I escaped the distractions of social media to write a book. It’s coming along nicely, but I have miles to go before I tweet. In the meanwhile, I’m inclined to string together a series of updates into what was once called a blog post. Today, I talked with Insa Keilbach about ecosocial design. HerKeep reading

Separating Stories

Last week I had a fight with a friend, let’s call her Jill, that left me deeply unsettled. This was not a conventional political debate but a profound disagreement about the truth. I’ve known and respected Jill for ages. She’s smart, educated, and successful. I called her because I’m troubled by the incoming administration andKeep reading

User Experience Honeycomb

I’ve had two big surprises as a writer. The first was the success of the polar bear book. The second was/is the longevity of the user experience honeycomb. When I created the diagram in 2004, I had two goals: to make the case that usability is necessary but not sufficient, and to bridge the communitiesKeep reading

Peter Morville’s Podcast

As research for my planning book I’m hosting a series of informal conversations about planning for disruption, organizing the future, information architecture, and the nature of information in systems. You can listen via SoundCloud, iTunes, or RSS Feed. I’ll talk with more folks soon, including those kind enough to complete my survey. I’ve also created an Understanding Planning discussion group to continue the conversation.Keep reading