Information Awareness on the Desktop: A Case Study

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Title: Information Awareness on the Desktop: A Case Study
Author: McCrickard, D. Scott
Abstract: In the future, the amount of online information will increase as more people use the Internet for a growing number of activities. Staying updated on the status of important information requires a tool that will monitor information resources and alert the user when changes occur. To remain both useful and unintrusive, such a tool must provide quick access to information in a small space. To address this need, we created Irwin, a highly configurable information monitoring tool. This paper describes Irwin and examines how four users used it over a five-month period.
Type: Technical Report
Date: 1997
Relation: GVU Technical Report;GIT-GVU-97-03
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Internet
Information monitoring tools

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