Dekstrus Inc.

I am a...
Management Consultant
Enterprise Architect
Process Architect
Web Master
Student (Upper Level University)
Student (Highschool, College Freshman)

I describe my self as a person who...
Likes to share my research
Likes to publish my work
Posts to Wikipedia
Posts to YouTube
Is underwhelmed by Microsoft® Vista
Values reuse
I am a Researcher:

Many innovations to help you gather, organize and present knowledge.

I do a lot of research in my job, and the DNE seems almost tailor-made for my needs. There are innovations that help me gather information, organize it and even present it.
The DNE really streamlines how I do internet research. I can quickly go through a large number of web pages very quickly and save links to all the pages I think might be useful. Saving a link just takes a mouseclick, and I can divide the links I find into many different topics on the fly. So what I end up with is a collection of links that are relevant to me, divided up into the topics that I think are important. Because I make the links, and even create the topics, on the fly, organizing my results doesn't take any longer than just browsing would. But it's very easy to find any page worth a second look.
I use a combination of strategies to organize my information. There are a lot of different aspects to a project - funding applications and grants, for instance - that aren't "part of the research" but which I can't forget about. So I build a cabinet configuration that includes absolutely everything involved in any project. But then I use DNE maps to plan out and execute the actual research process. Apart from just making me work more efficiently, managing my work in maps makes it easy for me to justify my methods and my expenses to whoever is financing the research. At any given moment I can show anyone exactly what I'm doing and why.

Because I do my research in maps, I am able to present my work to colleagues as maps as well. Maps let me include the raw data as well as the final report, but in such a way that the raw data doesn't get in the way. My readers can read just the report, or, if they want to know more - for instance, how a particular experiment was conducted - they can look directly at the research. I especially like the pick & publish feature which lets me choose, item by item if I want, what information I am going to share and what I am going to keep secret. After all, I don't want to give everything away.

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