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My name is Xavier Roy and Paper Arrow is my blog on user assistance mostly but also other interests too.

write for the smallest viable audience

Writing offers the unique opportunity to choose an audience; so let’s choose the right audience.

Nov 21, 2023 · Xavier Roy

Ideas: Forced Task Superiority

Can being bad at something make you better at something else?

Nov 6, 2023 · Xavier Roy
image of a timeline

Crafting a personal learning curriculum for growth

A modern day knowledge worker needs to update their skills frequently. Start by creating a Personal Learning Curriculum.

Oct 27, 2023 · Xavier Roy
An example of interstitial journaling

An intro to interstitial journaling

What is interstitial journaling and why do I love it?

Oct 23, 2023 · Xavier Roy

Designing ToCs

This article in the Nielsen Norman Group talks about the various best practices we can follow when designing ToCs.

Oct 10, 2023 · Xavier Roy

Thoughts on multi-layered calendars

Looking at calendars as time machines

Oct 9, 2023 · Xavier Roy