Harmony Toolbox is made by me, Ryan Mather. I made this because I needed it.
As a twenty-something in New York I felt overwhelmed with the seemingly endless possibilities for how to spend
my time. Should I draw? paint? learn to code? I started making tools to help me prioritize ideas. But the
decisions I made in these early versions never quite stuck. My goals would change, or I'd lose interest.
I had a eureka moment when I took a class at the School for Social Design. I realized that personal values were the best tools to make these kinds of life decisions. I redesigned my decision making tools to an early version of Harmony Toolbox, and I started feeling a lot better about my decisions. I had a better time sticking to them, and felt good about how I spent my time.
I wrote about my process for The Creative Independent and over the months following, I received mail from people all over the world who were trying out the tools in the article. They were inspired by the ideas but not sure how to start. So that's how Harmony Toolbox was born! You can check out some process on my instagram highlights.