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January 2019 – Chris Mills Press "Enter" to skip to content

Month: January 2019

Lifelong Kindergarten

I recently finished Lifelong Kindergarten, by Mitchel Resnick and I’m surprised how good it was. I didn’t have any idea what it was going to be about, but the subtitle “Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play” was enough for me to pick it up. Much of it is him talking about how two of his creations, the Scratch programming language and the Computer Clubhouse inspire children to make amazing things. There are two lists of 10 tips each that resonated with me. For Learners: Start simple Work on things that you like If you have no clue what…

Feature Spectrum Analysis

I’m sure what I’m going to show exists under a different name but I call it Feature Spectrum Analysis. You take a feature and evaluate it across as many spectrums as you wish. This process helps me identify what features are the most important to my users and achievable by me. How this works List all the features you’re thinking of implementing. List all the measure categories you’d like to evaluate against. Fill in the grid. Honesty is critical. (I use a 1-10 scale, but that’s arbitrary) Reassess your numbers. Do they make sense when you compare them? Is feature…