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Design Notebook Professional Documentation Design Notebook This PowerPoint covers the following: Justifications Do’s and Don’ts Guidelines Project Requirements Justification Temptation to “blow off” the design notebook They provide relevant and usable documentation about your work

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design notebook

Design Notebook

Professional Documentation

design notebook2
Design Notebook
  • This PowerPoint covers the following:
    • Justifications
    • Do’s and Don’ts
    • Guidelines
    • Project Requirements
justification
Justification
  • Temptation to “blow off” the design notebook
  • They provide relevant and usable documentation about your work
  • The better the notebook the better the project down the road
  • The more useful the notebook is to you the more likely it is to be a good design notebook
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Justification
  • The process serves as professional development
  • Such notebooks are also used in patent disputes as evidence
  • Design notebooks are evidence to your employer of the work you have done
  • They can also improve communication with clients by offering a specific focal point
design notebook don ts
Design Notebook Don’ts
  • Don’t just fill it with illegible scribbles and bulleted lists
  • Don’t leave out important information
  • Don’t just recount what you did without providing some future direction
  • Don’t write it for right now
design notebook do s
Design Notebook Do’s
  • Do use the notebook for inventive brainstorming
  • Do provide reliable documentation
  • Do focus on relevant information
  • Do create usable notations that allow for future action
invention
Invention
  • Collect your ideas about the client’s needs and constraints
  • Interpret your experiences with the client in order to assess their situation and your communication
  • Develop project ideas based on your reflections about client needs
reliability
Reliability
  • Be consistent in format, dating and terminology
  • Draw on credible sources and include references which allow for future retrieval
  • Provide enough information to prove that you are doing good work
  • Reference specifics about interactions with clients to support your interpretations
relevance
Relevance
  • Write with an eye on how information fits in with the larger project and client’s needs
  • Include conclusions and recommendations; don’t let the information speak for itself
  • Reflect on how your work could contribute to the larger project
usability
Usability
  • Write the document for yourself, your group and your client in the future
  • Be consistent in format, organization, dating and terminology
  • Write legibly so that you and others can read the document later
  • Focus on the action that your work should produce
  • Compile notebook to aid in composing the project charter
guidelines
Guidelines
  • Use the notebook for inventive brainstorming
  • Provide reliable documentation
  • Focus on relevant information
  • Create usable notations that allow for future action
exercise
Exercise
  • Take 15 minutes to create a design notebook entry detailing how this presentation will impact your work this summer. Consider the Do’s and Don’ts and follow the guidelines of successful design notebooks.