Franziska Lorenz—
UX Designer

Rethinking the file manager

Analysing the current desktop metaphor to develop a new file manager approach

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The project

The project Filepool was developed as part of a semester project. The task was to rethink cloud-based file systems, computer file manager or the whole desktop metaphor.

I think that today's file managing systems are too rigid and often make it difficult to find files, as there are only a few fixed parameters to look for. The basic requirement for my concept Filepool was to have a system that sorts my files based on views and how I interact with the computer. It allows users to find files based on the information they can recall, looking at more than the common metadata that exists.

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