You!Each medium has its own strengths. Pick what works.
Rock (PC) is good for...• "Note taking - quick typing"• "Prototypes and ﬂowcharts, as they are more complex in nature and need complex software to support/ update"• "Detail design work and complicated design. It is easier to make changes and to keep the design clean"• "Where you need to reuse elements a lot"• "When I want to show my work to senior management… share my work with remote teams"
Paper is good for...• "Early diagrams and sketches... because they allow you to create your concepts on the ﬂy without having to struggle with software"• "Things that need to be fast, easily discardable / changeable"• "Flow diagrams, prototyping... general analysis. You can get your ideas down much more quickly in a format that can be viewed... by many - allows for better collaboration"• "Anything collaborative... all participants can contribute on equal ground"• Reading long form text
iPad is good for...• "Dont know"• "Pretending that you are doing something profound when you havent a clue"• Entertainment: Angry Birds, Netﬂix, Social Media• "Sketching on site"• "Note taking is great on iPad because its always with me, and I can transfer my notes to any computer"• "Article reading... because I can squeeze it in while waiting for meetings to start, on the couch, traveling, etc.• "...a lot of potential on the research side of our work"
Thank you. Michael Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org @ryaninteractive