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Saturday, June 20. 2015

Paper: "Towards understanding short-term personal information preservation: a study of backup strategies of end users"

PIM & Research

Matjaž Kljun, John Mariani, Alan Dix
Towards understanding short-term personal information preservation: a study of backup strategies of end users Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). Wiley. Article first published online 15 June 2015
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Abstract:

The segment of companies providing storage services and hardware for end users and small businesses has been growing in the past few years. Cloud storage, personal network-attached storage (NAS) and external hard drives are more affordable as ever before and one would think that backing up personal digital information is a straight forward process nowadays. Despite this, small group studies and corporate surveys show the opposite. In this paper we present the results from a quantitative and qualitative survey of 319 participants about how they backup their personal computers and restore personal information in case of computer failures. The results show that the majority of users do manual, selective and non-continuous backups, rely on a set of planned and unplanned backups (as a consequence of other activities), have inadequate knowledge about possible solutions and implications of using known solutions, etc. The study also revealed that around a fifth of all computers are not backed up, and a quarter of most important files and a third of most important folders at the time of the survey could not be (fully) restored in the event of computer failure. Based on results several implications for practice and research are presented.

 

Friday, June 5. 2015

One short paper and two posters accepted at INTERACT 2015

Matjaž Kljun, Jernej Vičič, Klen Čopič Pucihar, Branko Kavšek
"I agree": the effects of embedding terms of service key points in online user registration form To appear in INTERACT 2015, Bamberg, Germany
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Matjaž Kljun, Klen Čopič Pucihar
"I was here": enabling tourists to leave digital graffiti on historic landmarks To appear in INTERACT 2015, Bamberg, Germany
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Klen Čopič Pucihar, Jens Grubert, Matjaž Kljun
Dual Camera Magic Lens for Handheld AR Sketching To appear in INTERACT 2015, Bamberg, Germany
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Tuesday, March 24. 2015

Google knows everything! Even where my shop assistant is

My Thoughts

What is he doing there is beyond my immagination.

Tuesday, February 17. 2015

Taps - a collection of designs

Design

If wondered, I became fascinated by taps and their strange designs when I realised my children were having thoughts of how to use them. Since then I took photos of interesting, nice, clean, strange and failed designs. If you have any to share, I would be glad to add them to my collection.

Here is a list so far ...

 

 

 

 


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Thursday, February 12. 2015

Taps 32: water control at the end of the spout

Design

This tap has the flow control at the end of the spout just above the aerator. The design can control the water flow and there apparently is no way to control the temperature. The water was by default nicely warm.