Through our research we have found that scheduling and time management is a key aspect to many people's organization. Below you can find examples and analysis taken directly from our research concerning scheduling.
Structured Observation 1Edit
Scheduling in an important part of how our first participant organizes her desk. She keeps a calendar on her desk that allows her to keep on top of her classes and prepared for the day. It is in the center of her desk, making it the most easily-accessible part of her desk, showing the importance of scheduling to her.
Structured Observation 3Edit
Scheduling is shown in observation 3 when the participant interacts with her organized drawers. The participant has multiple drawers that she uses to prepare for meals and counts on each of them being organized and fully stocked at the start of each meal. The participant relies on the amount of silverware in the drawers to determine when to start the dishes. So when a certain utensil or item is running low for the next mean, the participant will start the dishwasher in preparation for the next meal.
Stuctured Observation 4Edit
This participant keeps her closet very organized is very particular about how she interacts with it. Scheduling is a big component of how she interacts with her closet. Every time she goes out shopping she takes a look at the closet and views it to see if anything is missing or low and in need of replenishing. She then schedules her trips around when she is low of certain products and it helps her organize her shopping and schedule her priorities among stores she will visit.
Structured Observation 8Edit
Participant 8 is very organized with the maintenance of her cars. She records oil changes, tire rotations, and every other visit to a car specialist into her computer. She likes to keep personal records of all the events, and it helps her schedule her time. Because she is so organized she is able to accurately schedule visits to get her car updated and never misses a checkup. Scheduling is a big part of her organization.