13” MacBook Air 是我包里必备的物品。我大多数工作就是靠这台电脑，再加上传统的纸笔或者白板完成的。
在家我还有一台超棒的游戏 PC、一台 Windows 笔记本和两个 24” 显示器。
Who are you, and what do you do?
I turn ideas into strategy and strategy into products. I’m an entrepreneur, game designer, and product guy. I’m a partner at Effective Design Lab, where we help companies from startups to Fortune 500s create experiences that users love.
What hardware do you use?
My 13” MacBook Air is the first thing I put in my bag. This machine plus the old pen and paper or whiteboard is where most my work gets done.
At home is my Beast Gaming PC and a Windows laptop with two 24” monitors.
On the go I take my Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone 5s, and most importantly my Xiaomi Pistons with Comply foam ear-tips. Having spent thousands of dollars on high-end in-ear monitors over the years, I now use these $15 ones for sound quality and convenience. The Kindle and podcasts on my phone fill most of the gaps in my day with some substance.
And what software?
I organize myself with a GTD system, and use Things for Mac as my main todo list. I (try to) maintain a 0-inbox in Gmail and use Clear on the phone when I’m out. Recently I converted to Evernote for note taking.
For design I use Photoshop and Keynote. When the project allows I prototype and design directly in HTML/CSS (MacVim with Ethan Schoonover’s Solarized color scheme). In software, design is an ongoing process so I believe in staying involved as much as possible.
What is your ideal work environment?
Wherever people are not interrupting me constantly. Setting up my work environment is more of me occupying a specific mental space than organizing a physical location.
Where does your work inspiration come from?
1) Books, and mostly fiction, because we understand through metaphor.
2) Friends, whose hustle reminds me to do the work.
3) Podcasts, to show me new things.
Recommend a useful tool for daily life.
Invest in a quality pair of shoes! Movement stimulates your brain. Unfortunately, our brains evolved out of a need for complex movement, not a need for great design.