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Seven reasons to consider using a pencil

Over the past couple of years, I've become known to friends, family, and colleagues as a bit of a pencil enthusiast. I listen to a podcast about pencils, I give them out at conferences, and I use them every day at work to sketch ideas and take notes.

Here are seven reason you should consider using a pencil:

1. They're reliable

Have you ever picked up a pen and tried to write with it, only to find that it was skipping or had dried out completely? Pencils don't have this problem. They always work, and the experience of writing with a good one can go toe-to-toe with some of the best pens. Buy a cap to protect the point, keep a sharpener handy, and you'll have a writing tool you can always count on.

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mjmetts / Goal-Setting Framework
Last active March 3, 2016 21:27
A tiny framework for setting goals early in the design process
_This works best as a conversation you facilitate. Keep the document in front of everyone and write down their concerns as goals. As you write, ask if you've captured the goal accurately._
# Goal-setting framework
> Let's try to steer clear of specific design suggestions right now. Let's describe our goals first, then figure out which are the most important. This will help us create a stronger design.
## Design goals
> What problem do we want to solve?
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