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ETH World 2000-2005

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Institut für Informationssysteme, D-INFK
Projekttyp: Information Management
Keywords: Visualization, Usability Testing, Navigation, Information Retrieval, Collaboration, User Interface, User-point-of-view metadata, User study, Qualitative experiment
Knowhow: Java programming, Database, C++, UML

Design and implement a tool for navigation, organisation and orientation in the personal information space of a user. Different visualisation methods can be used to view the personal information space. With easy and understandable communication primitives, the space shall be shaped and changed. The platform to be created will further allow for collaboration of teams and support the exchange of information across the borders of the personal information space. Users may export parts of their own information space and may integrate and take over parts of foreign information spaces. This idea thus allows for asynchronous, multi-lateral communication with any desired number of people.

2001/10/01 Project start
2002/04/01 Visualization prototype and windows desktop usage study
2002/12/01 Information Retrieval aspects, Data access and collaboration, usage patterns
2003/07/01 Usability testing of integrated prototype, Security
2003/09/30 Project end


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