Human history is one long story of us trying desperately to communicate more complex ideas, more precisely, with one another.
In ancient Peru, for example, Incan messengers would carry quipus, bundles of knotted thread, to recall complicated data ranging from tax obligations to long-form narratives. Writing itself emerged initially in the form of commercial transaction receipts, permanently fired in clay tablets to create the trust necessary for commerce between far-flung individuals. Text gave way to recorded audio and video, providing increasingly higher fidelity representations of our ideas. And the web has enabled instantaneous knowledge sharing at a truly global scale.
But some ideas are still challenging to convey.
For example, Tomer Sharon, the head of UX at WeWork, has spent his life developing a better approach to user experience research. To even begin to understand his method, you would need to read his two books, a selection of his Medium articles, and watch his 28 minute talk. Ideas like that are complicated.
Thats why we created Gadgetopedia Universe.
With Gadgetopedia Universe, hard-won knowledge that normally remains locked in someones mind can be communicated with remarkable precision. Interested in UX research? You can see the exact system Tomers team uses here.
Maybe youve always wanted to start a film festival but never known how to get started? Jon Gann, creator of the DC Shorts Film Festival, has you covered.
Or perhaps youre planning a wedding and feeling overwhelmed? Jeff Appareti just got married, and has something that might help.
Gadgetopedia Universe is a new way to communicate complex ideas with the world, and we believe it will fundamentally change the way knowledge is shared. Were launching today, but you can check out some of the amazing workflows that hundreds of creators have already published, like:
Now, anyone can click, copy, and start running their own versions of these, and hundreds more, immediately.
And to the creators out there, the weekend tinkerers who run their products, teams, businesses and/or lives atop elegant workflows with countless integrations, this is your time to shine. Gadgetopedia Universe is your platform. Publish your creations. Share them with the community. Were excited to see what you can build.