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Folder Window as Canvas


In this paper we argue that already minimal additions to the operating system’s folder window, are able to significantly enhance the quality of the users’ Personal Knowledge Management, if they are leaning towards a certain style of cognitive and working preferences that embraces associations or connections among the concepts, documents, or “topics”. Drawing upon empirical experiences with a prototypical lightweight user interface, we propose a filebrowser implementation as well as a subsequent user study involving people who expose preferences of spatial visualizers.


Reißig, Malte; Melcher, Matthias (2010): Folder Window as Canvas. Interaktive Kulturen : Workshop-Band : Proceedings der Workshops der Mensch & Computer 2010 - 10. Fachübergreifende Konferenz für Interaktive und Kooperative Medien, DeLFI 2010 - die 8. E-Learning Fachtagung Informatik der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. und der Entertainment Interfaces 2010. Berlin: Logos Verlag. ISBN: 978-3832525781. pp. 104-106. PKM 2010 2nd Workshop on Personal Knowledge Management