Horaire is a time-tracking tool.
Horaire is a time-tracking engine designed to record and host daily activity logs. A log is recorded at the end of the day, and contains 3 values.
- The Sector(Sh), either Audio, Visual, or Research, is the general sector of the task.
- The Concrete Hour(Ch) represents a value of concrete output, or index of progress toward the release of a project — where 1 indicates an introverted task like documentation, or planning, and 9 indicates an extroverted task like giving a talk, or releasing a project.
- The Focus Hour(Fh) is an index of attention for the day's task — where 1 indicates that almost no time was invested in the task, and 9 indicates that most of the available time was invested in the task.
General Productivity(Ph) is not seen as a net positive, but as a value that speaks of how reflective a project is, or a value that indicates how much time was spent on planning, against time spent on user-facing assets. Certain types of project will naturally have a high index of productivity, while others will not. Productivity might also shift during a project's lifetime as it goes from a prototype(low concrete output), to a full release with its media assets(high concrete output) and through the periods of maintenance(back to low concrete output) that follows.
|Planning(4ch) / for 7fh||0.57ph|
|Performance(9ch) / for 3fh||3.00ph|
A task name can be generated from the intersection of
Fh. For example, the code
238, can be converted into 8fh, for the storyboard task.
|12||audio experiment||22||visual experiment||32||code experiment|
|16||sound design||26||graphic design||36||interaction design|
|18||audio release||28||visual release||38||code release|
As explained above, a fh is not equal to an hour, a fh is a ratio of invested time over total available time. For example, a good day might look like: 3 pomodoros(~90min) over 3 hours(~180min) equivalent to 50% of available time, or 6fh. And a day of lesser focus might look like: 2 pomodoros(~60min), over 6 hours(~360min) equivalent to 15% of available time, or 2fh. Furthermore, a harder task would be more fh(time spent), over less ch(concrete output), meaning that a high fh does not necessarily correlate with productivity.
Effectiveness, is doing the right thing.
Efficiency, is doing it the right way.
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