How do you record and diary projects?

5 years ago from , Interface Prototyper / Designer

I'm involved in a large on-going project and I'm trying to organize everything going on in order to organize a case study during and at the end. Right now I have pieces of paper that represent each day that covers key notes and things I write as I work and realize might be important. I've also tried audio recordings, but with such long days and being required to have hardware, it can be limiting.

At the end of each day I try to digest it into a timeline, hosted in a word document right now. But organizing by date and subject can be difficult. I've also tried writing "diary/blog" article that i don't publish in order to store information.

Does anyone have any tips or processes I might be missing out or not seeing that could provide a much better solution? Thank you.


  • Nick Dominguez, 5 years ago

    Recently I started keeping a daily record of what I've done, what I need to do and notes from project conversations into individual notes inside a "Journal" notebook in Evernote.

    I tag these "day notes" with anything I think is relevant like people's names I had a conversation with, project name etc. At the end of the week I can merge all the notes together into 1 note which turns it into a "week view" and at the end of the month I can merge all these "week view" notes together to form one "monthly note"

    To be fair, I just started working so I can't say whether or not it will provide value or stick. But I'm happy I have at least something in place that maybe I can refine and improve in the future.

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  • Suleiman Leadbitter, 5 years ago

    Keeping track of things, http://wakatime.com/ might help you out. Not sure if this is helpful but you can see where your time and effort is being used.

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  • Neil Pullman, 5 years ago

    Bullet Journal might be a good fit for something like this depending on how you organize it. I don't need to compile project diaries, but I probably could just by looking at my completed tasks and notes.

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