2006 September 15
The SLIP (Sort Label Integrate Prioritize) tool I've provided here is something I've begun to use daily online instead of using the little Post-it notes that litter my desk. When implementing this system I thought of doing it with more exotic animations and advanced UI-techniques, which indeed I did some experimentation with. However in the end I put aside ideas of elegant interface designs for what simply worked. This exercise made me realize how law9 can occur in either design or execution. In the end we have to choose which failure in attempting to achieve simplicity that we're willing to stomach. The bottle of antiacid next to my computer helps to temper the reality of finding the right compromise.
SLIP has been moved here: http://lawsofsimplicity.com/slip-tool-resurrected on Dec 28, 2010