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Describe your project with our new project readme

1 minute read23 April 2019
Illustrated screenshot of project readme in Dovetail.

Today we released a new feature called the project readme, an official place to describe your project for others and set the context for your user research.

Project readmes have the same set of formatting that notes and insights do, which means you can easily insert headings, lists, tables, images, files, and more to describe your project for others. Like everything in Dovetail, it’s also real time. Feel free to collaborate with other users and you’ll see their changes without needing to refresh.

A screenshot of an image and a table in the project readme.
A screenshot of an image and a table in the project readme.

From now on, when new people open your project for the first time, they’ll start at the readme. This makes it the ideal place to cover things like:

  • The research project goals.

  • Your hypotheses or assumptions.

  • Your research plan and timeline.

  • The status of the project.

  • Background on the data set.

This feature is a direct result of observing how customers use Dovetail. We noticed people would often create a group of notes called ‘Readme’ or ‘About this project’. Now, with the this feature, there’s a consistent, official place for this kind of information.

To get started, simply click the project title in the sidebar and you’ll see the readme!

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Benjamin Humphrey
CEO and co-founder, Dovetail
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