I’ve spent decades looking at how to organize and categorize basically everything using paper, pencil, sketches, and technology!
Information and knowledge management, projects, items of all kinds, collections of things, apps, and workflows.
With regard to the use of technology, apps, information, and workflows, I view these things sort of like Lego sets.
You work with one, put two or even three together in order to accomplish a goal, complete a set of tasks, make a group of tasks easier to accomplish, bending them in ways they weren’t necessarily intended to be.
And if you’re not satisfied with the result, just take it all apart and put them back together again in a different way until you’ve found that ‘sweet spot’.
Each app is developed and designed with different features, structure, and capabilities - it’s just that sometimes you wish that one of them could have all the things you wanted.
I’ve worked on many projects of all different sizes and scopes in a variety of environments, but one of the most rewarding things I’ve done for many years and continue to do is to help people feel more at ease using different tools and technology, finding better ways to find and adapt different workflows that make sense to them. Or, help them find other tools that they can use to accomplish what they need to do with them by alleviating some of the stress around their use.
Projects I have worked on (project types)
Database/App Design, Implementation and Maintenance
Knowledge Management / Information Organization
SharePoint / Intranet Portal Planning and Implementation
New Websites, Design and Maintenance
User Experience (UX) Research
Content Inventory and Audits
Taxonomies/Metadata (Specialized Collections)