I claim that people don’t take as many notes as they should, and that this interferes with their cognitive productivity. This article elaborates on the claim, and points to a CogSci Apps® invention my colleagues and I developed to address these issues.
In Part 1 of the first Cognitive Productivity, I described the challenges and opportunities knowledge workers (and higher-ed students) face in Using Knowledge to Become Profoundly Effective. I won’t repeat all that here. Suffice it to say that this book discusses the meta-access problem and other reasons people don’t take create as many note documents as they should.
Here, I point to some new documents and screencasts I’ve published on Hook Productivity which describe these issues. They also explain how Hook address note-taking problems and opportunities.
- A blog post I published this evening: Why People Take Fewer Notes Than They Should, and What They Can Do About It – Hook
- An article I wrote recently: Note-taking benefits of Hook, a web page
- A screencast I created recently on Using Hook (productivity app) to instantly create, file, LINK and access your notes – YouTube, and
- Other screencast about Hook.
The latter link includes a Free Video Tutorial: Hook for macOS created by Don MacAllister. We didn’t commission him to do the screencast — Don created it out of the blue. He doesn’t normally cover apps that are in beta, but felt that Hook was well worth doing so.
Here’s the note-taking screencast
For ease of viewing, here’s one of the screencasts I mentioned above: