Cardsmith

Where creativity,
productivity and strategy
meet, work and play

Using Mind Mapping and Concept Mapping for Writing

We all use writing for work, whether it’s our actual job title or we simply need to communicate intelligently to others. This post focuses on a writing project but can be used for any mind mapping or concept mapping project. Mind maps focus on one word or idea, while concept…

Four Step Success System

Monica Borrell, CEO of Cardsmith, shares her tips in this video.

Transcript I’m excited to walk you through what I’m calling your customized success system. So this isn’t about my system, this is about your system and this is a framework that I’ve put together to help us all create…

Using Cardsmith as a Collaboration Tool for Creative Agencies & Teams

Whether it’s for a website, branding, or ad campaign – digital and creative agencies need a place to collaborate their ideas with each other. And the need for doing brainstorming and collaborating online has been growing. More teams are becoming virtual, and even the main office typically needs to share…

Planning my wedding in Cardsmith

I never thought I’d get my partner Joe to use Cardsmith. He has been nothing but supportive of me and the Cardsmith team. He MC’d our launch party, he’s the voice behind the getting started tutorial videos on our website, and he has done QA work for Cardsmith. And yet,…

How to boost your productivity with a Kanban and Scrum hybrid

I have a confession to make. I’m a productivity geek. I love to learn about Lean, Theory of Constraints, Kanban, Agile, Scrum, and all of the hybrids of these out there. But what I love more than any of this is creating and perfecting my own productivity tracking system. I…

How This Creative Uses Cardsmith to Organize Ideas

I’ve used sketchbooks to keep track of my thoughts and plans since college, which somehow was over a decade ago.  In black hardbound sketchbooks I have planned many events, creative projects, kept track of life’s whatnots, and shaped random thoughts into ambitious ideas.  (Also occasionally, you know — sketching, it’s…

Timeboxing Is About More Than Getting Things Done

Rome wasn’t built in a day. But what if it had been? The Romans would probably have had to forgo all those aqueducts, fountains, churches, piazzas, palaces, decorative statues, catacombs and other architectural marvels. Forget the Colosseum, Pantheon, and Sistine Chapel. The city would look and feel completely different. Perhaps…

Our Team (People) Board

Cardsmith can be used to organize anything, even Cardsmith itself!  We use a board called Team People and Process to lay out all of our team members, their responsibilities, short bios, and photos. This helps our team easily keep track of who does what, which is great for delegating tasks…

Public Collaboration in Cardsmith

Introducing Public Collaboration We’ve released a new premium feature! Premium account users can now make a public board collaborative. Great for meetups, conferences, or collecting your co-workers’ thoughts on Netflix vs. Hulu, Public Collaboration allows anyone with the link to a board to add, edit, and yes, even delete cards.…