Hi all, I’ve been wrestling with the idea of a Zettelkasten-style PKM for a while now and have been using Obsidian since the end of last year.
I am in love with Obsidian as a software tool and I have the feeling that the Zettelkasten/PKM approach could be immensely valuable for my work.
However I am struggling with the implementation in my field of work which is design, so mainly creative project work with a strong focus on visuals – not so much research or writing, which a lot of ZK workflows seem to be focused on (and understandably so, seeing that is where they originated). Also I am struggling with the differentiation (or lack thereof) between the quick day-to-day nature of my project work and the permanent nature of the zettelkasten.
I am asking myself: Am I struggling because I don’t know how to use the tool in the right way, or am I struggling because I am using the wrong tool?
Has anyone here had any success implementing ZK style workflows with design projects and would care to share their approach and experience?
Maybe to make things more clear: A typical scenario would be: I am researching temporary architecture pictures on Pinterest and collecting ideas that I find inspiring, maybe for a project I am working on, maybe randomly. I would love for those ideas to accumulate and connect and grow within my Zettelkasten and then come up in a context where they are useful (i.e. a design project or something else entirely).