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    Tools and or methods for keeping concepts and/or references organized

    Hey all,

    So the other day in class we were doing a mind-mapping exercise and we had to use this online thing known as Popplet. It's pretty nifty and I was thinking of using it again to help me keep my references organizes, particularly for the characters and backgrounds of a comic I am planning.

    so had me thinking, do people have any particular methods for keeping your ideas and/or references organized?

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    oooh, they teach mind mapping in schools nowadays... how cool is that. What class?
    I don't have much more then a pile of sketchbooks for notes, sketches and clippings, for various general trains of ideas.

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    it was in my class titled "instructional strategies for information professionals". We were using it as an example of a way that you can create a lesson plan. I'm in a Masters of Library and Information Sciences.

    The cool thing about Popplet specifically is that you can make one map for multiple people to use from different accounts. So I could see it being useful for art teams and other collaborations.

    I used to have folder and manilla envelopes that I would label according to the types of clippings that I would put into it, wasn't the best system and now so many of my references are digital as oppose to magazine clippings.

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    well.. on the engineering side, I used a lot of Microsoft Project for that kind of stuff, and I used it for some personal things too.

    on the artsy side, I still like the touch and feel of paper quite a bit.
    Popplet looks kind of interesting.

    I've been eyeing this for personal use on occasion: http://www.xmind.net/ but never really too the time to dig into it more.

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