Standards were used to initially guide design documentation because they were information on technology that were known to work. With the aid of standards, design on various technology was sped up drastically. As a result of technological standards being documented, the design and building of devices began to be documented as well. With documentation of standards becoming more and more popular, the documentation of a project became more detailed. These documentations became important knowledge banks where one could refer to a read in order to easily redo or improve the project within a faster amount of time.