The Autodidacts

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How to Start a Project: An Infocomic

Here at the autodidacts we have a sophisticated workflow for turning our project ideas into reality. It’s so arcane it deserves its own branch of historiography, but we settled for an infographic:

How to start a project: an Autodidacts.io infographic


This infographic started as a three-man drawing game (aka “napkin diagram”) over coffee. After going through almost every step it describes over the last year, it has finally escaped from Schrödinger’s Kennel. (We haven’t bought a domain name yet, but give it time; schrödingerskennel.com is hard to resist…)

What circuitous path do your ideas take from concept to reality? Let us know in the comments! And sign up to our little email club to get strange infographics, thoughtful essays, and hand-crafted code delivered to you every month or so.