Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

5-1999

Abstract

NotePals is a lightweight note sharing system that gives group members easy access to each others experiences through their personal notes. The system allows notes taken by group members in any context to be uploaded to a shared repository. Group members view these notes with browsers that allow them to retrieve all notes taken in a given context or to access notes from other related notes or documents. This is possible because NotePals records the context in which each note is created (e.g., its author, subject, and creation time). The system is lightweight because it fits easily into group members regular note- taking practices, and uses informal, ink-based user interfaces that run on portable, inexpensive hardware. In this paper we describe NotePals, show how we have used it to share our notes, and present our evaluations of the system.

Keywords

CSCW, PDA, pen-based user interface, digital ink, mobile computing, informal user interfaces, NotePals

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

CHI 99: The CHI is the limit, human factors in computing systems: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Pittsburgh, PA, May 15-20, 1999

First Page

338

Last Page

345

ISBN

9780201485592

Identifier

10.1145/302979.303107

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

New York

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1145/302979.303107

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