The effect of folder structure on personal file navigation

@article{Bergman2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of folder structure on personal file navigation},
  author={Ofer Bergman and Steve Whittaker and Mark Sanderson and Rafi Nachmias and Anand Ramamoorthy},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2010},
  volume={61},
  pages={2426-2441}
}
Folder navigation is the main way that personal computer users retrieve their own files. People dedicate considerable time to creating systematic structures to facilitate such retrieval. Despite the prevalence of both manual organization and navigation, there is very little systematic data about how people actually carry out navigation, or about the relation between organization structure and retrieval parameters.The aims of our research were therefore to study users’ folder structure, personal… CONTINUE READING
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