Saturday, August 15, 2009

Organizing Your Desktop

I used to accumulate folders all over my desktop and over time, it became difficult to find what I needed. I've found a way to make a little easier to find my stuff quickly. It revolves around three elements:
1. A core visual on my desktop that helps to organize folders according to key work-related tasks. I use Cmap to do the diagram.
2. Shortcuts to folders I need to access most often
3. Regular review and reorganizing based on how work is evolving.

The diagram below is based on my real world job.

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