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PimVis: Exploring and Re-finding Documents in Cross-Media Information Spaces

PimVis: Exploring and Re-finding Documents in Cross-Media Information Spaces

Presentation given at AVI 2016, International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, Bari, Italy.

ABSTRACT: Over the last decade, we have witnessed an emergence of Personal Information Management (PIM) solutions. Despite the fact that paper documents still form a significant part of our daily working activities, existing PIM systems usually support the organisation and re-finding of digital documents only. While physical document tracking solutions such as RFID- or computer vision-based systems are recently gaining some attention, they usually focus on the paper document tracking and offer limited support for re-finding activities. We present PimVis, a solution for exploring and re-finding digital and paper documents in so-called cross-media information spaces. The PimVis user interface enables a unified organisation of digital and paper documents through the creation of bidirectional links between the digital and physical information space. The presented personal cross-media information management solution further supports the extension with alternative document tracking techniques as well as augmented reality solutions. A formative PimVis evaluation revealed the high potential of fully integrated cross-media PIM solutions.

Research paper: https://beatsigner.com/publications/pimvis-exploring-and-refinding-documents-in-cross-media-information-spaces.pdf

Beat Signer

June 09, 2016

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    setting with given setup 6 tasks 3 in PimVis, 3 switching between applications Observation UX Survey Interview
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    re-finding and exploring documents in cross-media information spaces
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    Exploring and Re-finding Documents in Cross-Media Information Spaces, Proceedings of AVI 2016, International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, Bari, Italy, June 2016 – http://beatsigner.com/publications/trullemans_A VI2016.pdf