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Tips for Lists

GoncaloCampos_MetisDesk_WeWood_2015O designer Gonçalo Campos explora uma técnica descritiva nos e-mails da sua comunicação, como já víramos Miguel Wandschneider fazer na comunicação da Culturgest. (com a diferença de que Campos o faz em inglês)
O certo é que, para além de novidades e notícias ficamos agarrados aos seus e-mails, que não são curtos, como se fosse o e-mail de um amigo.
A linguagem é próxima e informal e os textos são muito bem escritos.
Daí que aproveitamos as suas dicas para fazer to do lists, nos recém inaugurados cadernos de notas recebidos no Natal.
E esperamos que o ano que vem seja (ainda) mais organizado e concretizado.

“- Write tasks as commands (as you read each item, you’ll feel a bit more pressure to do it)
– Break your tasks down into small actions (smaller actionable steps are easier to perform)
– Do lists as if you are handing them to another person (clear items that someone else would easily understand)
– Write first, prioritize later (note everything that comes to mind, worry about priorities once all is written)
– Make them first thing in the morning (this way you are still fresh and will think of your day more clearly)
– Don’t use loose pieces of paper (you will respect your lists more and helps with creating a habit)
– Use a flip book (one page per day, the front for lists, the back for notes)
– Do one list per day (that’s the whole point of the list, to organize one day at a time)
– Re-write undone tasks (not all tasks get done the first time, but re-writing them next day pushes you to finish them)”

Gonçalo Campos, 2015.
(imagem: secretária Metis (2015) de Gonçalo Campos para a Wewood)
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The designer Gonçalo Campos explores a descriptive technique in his communication emails, as we had seen Miguel Wandschneider do in Culturgest’s communication. (with the difference that Campos do it in English)
The truth is that, in addition to the news, we stay stuck to their e-mails, which are not short, as if it were an e-mail from a friend.
The language is close and informal and the texts are very well written.
So we take his tips to make to the lists in the newly inaugurated notebooks received at Christmas.
And we hope that next year is (even) more organized and accomplished.

“- Write tasks as commands (as you read each item, you’ll feel a bit more pressure to do it)
– Break your tasks down into small actions (smaller actionable steps are easier to perform)
– Do lists as if you are handing them to another person (clear items that someone else would easily understand)
– Write first, prioritize later (note everything that comes to mind, worry about priorities once all is written)
– Make them first thing in the morning (this way you are still fresh and will think of your day more clearly)
– Don’t use loose pieces of paper (you will respect your lists more and helps with creating a habit)
– Use a flip book (one page per day, the front for lists, the back for notes)
– Do one list per day (that’s the whole point of the list, to organize one day at a time)
– Re-write undone tasks (not all tasks get done the first time, but re-writing them next day pushes you to finish them)”
(photo: Metis (2015) desk by Gonçalo Campos for Wewood)

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