Most of us are creatures of habit, wedded to the familiar. The world of research and development (R&D) is no different. Historical practice has been to use paper laboratory notebooks to record experimental work. They’re good for writing down procedures, observations and conclusions, hand drawing flow charts and diagrams and keeping chronological records. However, in today’s interconnected digital world, we demand and expect interconnected information at our fingertips across our work and social lives. What’s more, we need to make sense of the colossal volumes of information constantly bombarding us – we want it simplified but navigable.