Conceptual tools for thinking

Untools is a collection of mental models for thinking about problems, projects, and ideas. For example, the latest tool, the Cynefin framework is useful for assessing the kind of problem you face (complex, complicated, chaotic, or obvious) to determine what kind of strategy is appropriate for tackling it. Makes for a handy afternoon research dive.

There’s something interesting about Untools as website. Under the hood, there’s not much to it; you could implement it with a static site generator. By that measure, I might describe this as a “brochure” site. But the attention to design and organization makes it feel much more like a product. Delightfully, one that doesn’t seek a commercial transaction. More like flipping someone’s personal but well-organized notes on conceptual tools. Feels novel, in an obvious way.

Adam Keys @therealadam