File and folder structure

GDES-200 fall 2017 · American University Design
Instructor: David Ramos ( · office hours )

Working on projects for this courses, you’ll create more files than you would for most courses. Think carefully about how you manage those files.

1. First, get some drives

If you plan on using lab computers

If you plan to bring your own laptop to class

Beware of online services

Online file storage will likely cause problems with missing or out-of-place files. Dropbox may work, if you are exceptionally detail-oriented, but Google Drive will probably burn you. Don’t ask for help with these tools.

2. Next, set up your folder structure

example folder structure

How to set up a folder for this class. One outer folder, with subfolders for each project.

Maintain this folder structure later.