I have not done as much work as I set out to as I spent a lot of time tracking down information. Would be better if it was all in one place to begin with as I have not really started writing or working on the main story. I like being able to have a Tumblr and pintrest etc. but I wish I could save stuff under the same umbrella somewhere, so when I want to work on it I can easily search and find relevant information instead of having to trawl around to find things. Having lots of documents, bookmarks, papers is messy and stops me from focusing. My process is really all over the place and I have even managed to lose a some of my important pieces.
I write science fiction and fantasy where the setting is a big part of the story but in other forms of fiction this is not the case. People that write in other genres may have a totally different process and elements that they need to create their stories.
To get well rounded research I will put together a kit and send to some other writers so they can follow this same process. This will give me some great insights into how my web application can help other people.