Taking Better Notes With Professor Andy Van Schaack

Today we’re sharing a recent interview with Livescribe‘s Senior Science Advisor, Andy Van Schaack, Ph.D. Andy teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses in research methods, instructional design, and technology forecasting at Vanderbilt University.  What’s new in the Princeton/UCLA study that was recently released? The researchers found that students in their experiment who wrote their notes by hand recorded fewer…

S#*t My Dad Wrote Contest

As the timeless saying goes, “Mother knows best.” However, that hasn’t stopped fathers from doling out their fair share of guidance to their children. The most classic example in recent history? Justin Halpern transformed his Dad’s words of wisdom into a popular Twitter feed, TV show and, recently, a book that was forty years in the…

Secrets of great writers

This is the first installment in a month-long series of posts on writing. We hope this inspires you to pick up a Livescribe smartpen and turn your inner thoughts and ideas into something tangible. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou The late critically-acclaimed writer gave us…

Optimize Your Life With Pen and Paper: An Interview with Bullet Journal’s Ryder Carroll

In today’s increasingly digital age, where we rely on technology to keep track of our events, tasks, to-do lists, ideas, and more, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Writing stuff down can feel just as daunting when notebooks, sticky notes, and pieces of scratch paper are piled in an unsearchable stack. Brooklyn-based interaction designer Ryder Carroll…