Public Lab Research note

Better communicate the purpose of research notes

by liz , stevie , warren | August 12, 2014 16:41 12 Aug 16:41 | #11041 | #11041

What I want to do

Better communicate what research notes are for. This could be a static illustration as @warren imagined, as well as an orientation video as @Stevie imagined.

My attempt and results

Just getting started here!

Questions and next steps

A great illustration could be the cover for a pad of blank "paper research notes". Such a pad would be a great resource for organizers to hand out as they meet new people and seek to orient them to Public Lab and how Public Lab collaborates.
A great video would also be a great resource for orienting newcomers of all stripes.

Why I'm interested

Research notes are a core part of Public Lab's infrastructure and culture, yet, the point of them is unclear to the newcomer and needs to be better presented.


Can we boil down what research notes are for in 3 or 4 points? This page is more logistical:

but the bigger picture of what we're doing this for?

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Getting back to this, @warren and I started with a brainstorm:


and then Jeff illustrated this:


Here's the link to the PDF why-write-research-notes.pdf

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this will be used as the cover for a pad of paper research notes, described in the comments thread here: paper-research-note.jpg

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