Monday, October 22. 2012
Just found these PIM related posters from CHI2012. These were taken with my phone so the quality is not great, but titles are still visible so a search on the web should bring you to the wanted source.
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Wednesday, October 3. 2012
On the day when I posted the previous post about TIC I got two requests that got implemented. These are:
- File and folder icons are now taken from the underlying operating system
- On windows also applications (if dragged over) get the application icon (on OS X this is not possible as applications are just folders, Linux ... well I haven't implemented it yet)
- Notes and dragged text from applications got a more consistent design to the rest of the extension
- Notes can now be resized (see the image below)
Friday, September 28. 2012
It's finally out. A project/task/activity manager tool that sits in Firefox web browser as a web page on your local computer. See it in action!
TICs provides buckets (or think desktops) for projects related fragmented information. It lets you create links to files, folders, web pages, web based email and pieces of text (under a task or project umbrella) by dragging them over the extension page. You can then quickly group and access this resources from within Firefox. It also lets you add your own notes, due dates, people and similar tags to information you drag or create. It also helps you understand your projects by finding overlaps through information and provides an overview of collections changes over time. You don't need to learn new organization techniques and it lets you externalize and preserve some additional project knowledge you already have, but is otherwise hard to externalise in standard applications.
Tuesday, September 25. 2012
Just writing something about hierarchy visualisations and found these two useful apps.
GrandPerspective using (cushion) treemaps . Similar Disk Inventory X.
 Van Wijk and Van De Wetering, Cushion treemaps: Visualization of hierarchical information, IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 1999 (Info Vis' 99) Proceedings, 1999
 Stasko, Catrambone, Guzdial and McDonald, An evaluation of space-filling information visualizations for depicting hierarchical structures, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Elsevier,2000
Wednesday, May 9. 2012
Interactivity section of this years CHI 2012 was pretty nice. I took these photos when the interactivity was not yet open. Hence some of the demos are missing. But later on it was too crowded to take photos and I was keeping company to Hesham Kamel, which is an honour on its own :). Beware that photos were taken with my phone because I forgot my camera in my room.
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