Healthier Information using "Quantified Self” methodsto improve your information diet         Tim McCormick  HighWire | St...
Healthier Information using "Quantified Self” methodsto improve your information diet         Tim McCormick  HighWire | St...
$10M TricorderX Prize:a device todiagnose patients
I work on "Tricorders" foryour information diet:diagnose and addressyour knowledge state.
What did I do?1. Examine every media source and signal in my life.
What did I do?1. Examine every media source and signal in my life.2. Measure how much of my attention it gets.
What did I do?1. Examine every media source and signal in my life.2. Measure how much of my attention it gets.3. Consider ...
What did I do?1. Examine every media source and signal in my life.2. Measure how much of my attention it gets.3. Consider ...
What did I learn?First, kill allthe Alerts
What did I learn?First, kill allthe Alerts
Information work plate-spinning
Information work plate-spinning
Next, tame your email:      example: Tims Lower-Anxiety Gmail     1. Soothing color palette   2. G+ notifications disabled...
Next, tame your email:      example: Tims Lower-Anxiety Gmail     1. Soothing color palette   2. G+ notifications disabled...
Next, tame your email:      example: Tims Lower-Anxiety Gmail     1. Soothing color palette   2. G+ notifications disabled...
Next, tame your email:      example: Tims Lower-Anxiety Gmail     1. Soothing color palette            2. G+ notifications...
http://www.donothingfor2minutes.com/
http://www.donothingfor2minutes.com/
Next: redesign your news
Next: redesign your news
Quantified media / info value
Quantified media / info value
Quantified media / info value                                >
I also learned that theseprinciples are useful in my work:(product development inscholarly publishing)
Example:Bone & Joint360 journal“6 issues/year,60 minutes toread each”
"Organize Around Priorities”--Stephen Covey
=>Organize your Signalsto Serve your Priorities
The Buddha:"Pain is inevitable, butsuffering is a choice."Today:"Connection is inevitablebut distraction is a choice."-- A...
The Buddha:"Pain is inevitable, butsuffering is a choice."Today:"Connection is inevitablebut distraction is a choice."-- A...
Thanks & Questions         Tim McCormick  HighWire | Stanford University@mccormicktim / tim@tjm.org / tjm.org
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  1. 1. Healthier Information using "Quantified Self” methodsto improve your information diet Tim McCormick HighWire | Stanford University@mccormicktim / tim@tjm.org / tjm.org QS Show & Tell, 3/28/12, Google
  2. 2. Healthier Information using "Quantified Self” methodsto improve your information diet Tim McCormick HighWire | Stanford University@mccormicktim / tim@tjm.org / tjm.org QS Show & Tell, 3/28/12, Google
  3. 3. $10M TricorderX Prize:a device todiagnose patients
  4. 4. I work on "Tricorders" foryour information diet:diagnose and addressyour knowledge state.
  5. 5. What did I do?1. Examine every media source and signal in my life.
  6. 6. What did I do?1. Examine every media source and signal in my life.2. Measure how much of my attention it gets.
  7. 7. What did I do?1. Examine every media source and signal in my life.2. Measure how much of my attention it gets.3. Consider whether it gets the right amount of my attention (based on my priorities and values).
  8. 8. What did I do?1. Examine every media source and signal in my life.2. Measure how much of my attention it gets.3. Consider whether it gets the right amount of my attention (based on my priorities and values).4. Shift attention to the higher-value signals.
  9. 9. What did I learn?First, kill allthe Alerts
  10. 10. What did I learn?First, kill allthe Alerts
  11. 11. Information work plate-spinning
  12. 12. Information work plate-spinning
  13. 13. Next, tame your email: example: Tims Lower-Anxiety Gmail 1. Soothing color palette 2. G+ notifications disabled 3. "Important" folder on top. Only 10 mails4. Personal in last 4 days& work mailmanaged,prioritizedin 1 place
  14. 14. Next, tame your email: example: Tims Lower-Anxiety Gmail 1. Soothing color palette 2. G+ notifications disabled 3. "Important" folder on top. Only 10 mails4. Personal in last 4 days& work mailmanaged,prioritizedin 1 place
  15. 15. Next, tame your email: example: Tims Lower-Anxiety Gmail 1. Soothing color palette 2. G+ notifications disabled 3. "Important" folder on top. Only 10 mails4. Personal in last 4 days& work mailmanaged,prioritizedin 1 place
  16. 16. Next, tame your email: example: Tims Lower-Anxiety Gmail 1. Soothing color palette 2. G+ notifications disabled 3. "Important" folder on top. Only 10 mails4. Personal in last 4 days& work mailmanaged,prioritizedin 1 place .. but most importantly, shut it off for 2-4 hours at a time to focus!
  17. 17. http://www.donothingfor2minutes.com/
  18. 18. http://www.donothingfor2minutes.com/
  19. 19. Next: redesign your news
  20. 20. Next: redesign your news
  21. 21. Quantified media / info value
  22. 22. Quantified media / info value
  23. 23. Quantified media / info value >
  24. 24. I also learned that theseprinciples are useful in my work:(product development inscholarly publishing)
  25. 25. Example:Bone & Joint360 journal“6 issues/year,60 minutes toread each”
  26. 26. "Organize Around Priorities”--Stephen Covey
  27. 27. =>Organize your Signalsto Serve your Priorities
  28. 28. The Buddha:"Pain is inevitable, butsuffering is a choice."Today:"Connection is inevitablebut distraction is a choice."-- Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, ContemplativeComputing.org
  29. 29. The Buddha:"Pain is inevitable, butsuffering is a choice."Today:"Connection is inevitablebut distraction is a choice."-- Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, ContemplativeComputing.org
  30. 30. Thanks & Questions Tim McCormick HighWire | Stanford University@mccormicktim / tim@tjm.org / tjm.org

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