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    • Design Talk in a Community of Innovators 

      Hendry, David; Kilburn, Shawn; Annabi, Hala; Mai, Jens-Erik (2006-05-19)
      This technical report describes an exploratory analysis of a community of innovators who indirectly contributed to the design of del.icio.us, a system for social tagging. Participants in this community, which is mediated ...
    • Don’t Take My Folders Away! Organizing Personal Information to Get Things Done 

      Jones, William; Phuwanartnurak, Ammy Jiranida; Gill, Rajdeep; Bruce, Harry (2005-01-11)
      A study explores the way people organize information in support of projects (“teach a course”, “plan a wedding”, etc.). The folder structures to organize project information – especially electronic documents and other ...
    • Exploring the Persistent Problem of User Assistance 

      Martin, Andrew P.; Ivory, Melody Y.; Megraw, Rodrick; Slabosky, Beverly (2005-08-25)
      Users continue to report problems with user assistance systems. We conducted a study within three populations that have a stake in the user assistance process: users, developers (anyone who plays a role in creating the ...
    • Helping Users to Use Online Resources to Resolve Information Technology Problems: An Opportunity for the Semantic Web 

      Ivory, Melody Y.; Martin, Andrew P.; Megraw, Rodrick; Slabosky, Beverly (2005-08-29)
      Users need help systems to support their use of complex information technology (IT); however, several studies have shown help systems to be inadequate. To identify ways in which to improve help systems, we administered an ...
    • In Support of External Representations for Personal Information Management 

      Jones, William; Munat, Charles; Foxley, Austin; Bruce, Harry (2005-08-17)
      This article describes research that looks at how structure is now used and might be better used in support of personal information management (PIM). Efforts to structure personal information find expression in various ...
    • Multi-lifespan Information System Design in the Aftermath of Genocide: An Early-Stage Report from Rwanda 

      Friedman, Batya; Nathan, Lisa P.; Lake, Milli; Grey, Nell Carden; Nilsen, Trond T.; Utter, Robert F.; Utter, Elizabeth J.; Ring, Mark; Kahn, Zoe (2010-01-12)
      In this paper we report on our research and design efforts to provide Rwandans with access to and reuse of video interviews from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. More generally, we investigate methods and ...
    • Multi-lifespan Information System Design in the Aftermath of Genocide: An Early-Stage Report from Rwanda 

      Friedman, Batya; Nathan, Lisa P.; Lake, Milli; Grey, Nell Carden; Nilsen, Trond T.; Utter, Robert F.; Utter, Elizabeth J.; Ring, Mark; Kahn, Zoe (2010-01-09)
    • An Overview of Tactile Graphics Production and HCI Barriers in Existing Software Resources 

      Slabosky, Beverly; Ivory, Melody Y.; Martin, Andrew P.; Lacenski, Amelia (2005-08-31)
      Through the use of an on-line questionnaire and in-depth observation sessions, we examined how people produce tactile graphics (raised images that are designed to be read by the fingers) for blind students and how they use ...
    • Personal Information Management 

      Jones, William (2005-11-08)
      Personal Information Management (PIM) refers to both the practice and the study of the activities people perform in order to acquire, organize, maintain and retrieve information for everyday use. One ideal of PIM is that ...
    • Phase II Investigation: The Future of Information Seeking & Services Expo 

      Eisenberg, Michael B.; Lin, Peyina; Marino, John; Karlova, Natascha (University of Washington School of Information, 2011-12-31)
      The Future InfoExpo was important because it demonstrates “proof of concept” of new or expanded functions and capabilities in 3D, immersive virtual environments and offers clear directions for future research. Users and ...
    • Reflections on Usable Privacy for Location-Awareness Systems 

      Friedman, Batya (2005-06-29)
      For the past decade, the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab now at the University of Washington has been investigating privacy in public in relation to information technologies. More recently, we have begun collaborations ...
    • SmartSites Toolkit for Evaluating Course Web Sites 

      Ivory, Melody Y. (2004-12-17)
      To facilitate the design of effective web sites for classroom-based courses, we developed a systematic heuristic evaluation methodology and relevant heuristics. To facilitate reuse of the methodology, we developed an ...
    • The Universal Labeler: Plan the Project and Let Your Information Follow 

      Jones, William; Munat, Charles; Bruce, Harry (2005-03-29)
      The Universal Labeler (UL) supports a single, unified scheme of “labeling” which can be applied to organize various kinds of information including electronic documents, email messages and web references. The UL takes a ...
    • The Web Experience 

      Martin, Andrew P.; Ivory, Melody Y.; Groce, Dmitri (2004-12-17)
      We developed an interactive movie to educate people who do not have impairments about how people who do have certain impairments experience the World Wide Web. We walk the viewer through the experiences of five people who ...
    • XooML: XML in Support of Many Tools Working on a Single Organization of Personal Information 

      Jones, William (2010-10-10)
      XooML takes a step towards addressing a basic tension in the development of supporting tools of Personal Information Man-agement (PIM) and, more generally, in the development of com-puter-based tools for end users: How to ...