Aha! Learn for Yourself

bulbAha! is what it’s all about. That’s the moment when patterns of past experience and the dense neuron networks that make you you come together for a flash of inspiration and Aha! You can picture the lightbulb lighting over your head. Wow! You really learned something that time. Rehearse it in your mind. Make it memorable.

This is ground zero for coordinating communications for the project. Now it’s mainly a placeholder.

We’re setting up a community site but it’s not at the top of my priority list. Leave a comment here or on the FAQ. I want to keep this project out in the open rather than hidden in emails. (If you have experience installing Vanilla over WordPress, I’d love to talk with you.)

Design Rules for Aha!

Bias for action. The reader needs to try on each concept to see how it fits. Eventually, an experience of some sort will be attached to each pattern and sub-pattern.

Cut to the chase. Minimalist language. Hemingway. Give instructions. Mention benefits. Forget the theory and the minor curiosities.

Do it, fix it. Partner with participants to make it ever better.

Author’s voice is casual, like a friendly uncle. You and me.

Small independent chunks. A paragraph or two will do.

Least assistance principle