For our last special theme of the year, we’ll be looking at the tools we all use to come up with the projects we pursue and how we manage them. We’ll be looking at physical tools, such as notebooks, drawing tools, whiteboards, and the like, but also, things like brainstorming and project-management software, and the more intangible aspects of design, invention, and dreaming outside the box. We want to explore the creative side of making.

If you have favorite tools, from the physical to bit-based to even more intangible thought “tools,” we’d love to hear about them. Please leave your recommendations in the comments or email me.