Exploring User Interface Challenges in Supporting Activity-based Knowledge Work Practices

Exploring User Interface Challenges in Supporting Activity-based Knowledge Work Practices

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The venerable desktop metaphor is beginning to show signs of strain in supporting modern knowledge work. Traditional desktop systems were not designed to support the sheer number of simultaneous windows, information resources, and collaborative contexts that have become commonplace in contemporary knowledge work. Even though the desktop has been slow to evolve, knowledge workers still consistently manage multiple tasks, collaborate effectively among colleagues or clients, and manipulate information most relevant to their current task by leveraging the spatial organization of their work area. The potential exists for desktop workspaces to better support these knowledge work practices by leveraging the unifying construct of activity. Semantically-meaningful activities, conceptualized as a collection of tools (applications, documents, and other resources) within a social and organizational context, offer an alternative orientation for the desktop experience that more closely corresponds to knowledge workers' objectives and goals.... Page eleven of the Giornata Usera#39;s Guide, as provided to study participants: Instructions for use..............................................................187 Figure A.10 Page twelve of the Giornata Usera#39;s Guide, as provided to study participants: Instructions foranbsp;...


Title:Exploring User Interface Challenges in Supporting Activity-based Knowledge Work Practices
Author: Stephen Voida
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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