Why to Plan for Design (and How)

My new book is about planning for everything from weddings to websites. My workshop and this post focus specifically on how to plan for design and how to explain why it matters. I realized that why and how are inseparable. In writing How to Plan for Design (and Why) I asked a few of the smartest folks I know how to explain the valueKeep reading

Planning for Everything

I’m so happy Planning for Everything is available. To complement the description, here are a few words from the Preface and an abundance of lovely Advance Praise blurbs. I know why the caged bird sings. – Maya Angelou Planning is a skill rarely taught in school. We learn to plan by observation and experience. As we rise from childKeep reading

Planners & Improvisers

Update: Planning for Everything is now available! 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 andKeep 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