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GUI— Phooey! : The Case for Text Input

GUI— Phooey! : The Case for Text Input
GUI— Phooey! : The Case for Text Input
Information cannot be found if it is not entered. Research shows that existing rich graphical application approaches interfere with user input in many ways, forcing complex interactions to enter simple information, requiring complex cognition to decide where the data should be stored, and limiting the kind of information that can be entered to what can fit into specific applications' data models. Freeform text entry suffers from none of these limitations but pro-duces data that is hard to retrieve or visualize. We describe the design and implementation of a system that aims to bridge these two modalities, supporting lightweight text entry, and weightless context capture, that produces enough structure to support rich interactive presentation and re-trieval of the arbitrary information entered.
Personal Information Management, input, text, structured text, lightweight input
Van Kleek, Max
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Bernstein, Michael
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Karger, David
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schraefel, m.c.
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Van Kleek, Max
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Bernstein, Michael
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Karger, David
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Van Kleek, Max, Bernstein, Michael, Karger, David and schraefel, m.c. (2007) GUI— Phooey! : The Case for Text Input At UIST 2007.

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Abstract

Information cannot be found if it is not entered. Research shows that existing rich graphical application approaches interfere with user input in many ways, forcing complex interactions to enter simple information, requiring complex cognition to decide where the data should be stored, and limiting the kind of information that can be entered to what can fit into specific applications' data models. Freeform text entry suffers from none of these limitations but pro-duces data that is hard to retrieve or visualize. We describe the design and implementation of a system that aims to bridge these two modalities, supporting lightweight text entry, and weightless context capture, that produces enough structure to support rich interactive presentation and re-trieval of the arbitrary information entered.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: October 2007
Venue - Dates: UIST 2007, 2007-10-01
Keywords: Personal Information Management, input, text, structured text, lightweight input
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 263819
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263819
PURE UUID: bb93450a-d53a-4d10-bde8-23c50017a0ee

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Date deposited: 31 Mar 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:42

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Author: Max Van Kleek
Author: Michael Bernstein
Author: David Karger
Author: m.c. schraefel

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