The Associative PDA
Common systems for personal information management fail because of poor support for mobile use, separation of information, and increasingly
complex hierarchical structures, which are hard to search. With the Associative PDA we propose an associative system that overcomes the shortcomings of previous systems.
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The first version of the Associative PDA was realized and evaluated as a Flash prototype, exploring the general acceptability and use of associations:
- Paper Prototype
- Flash Prototype
- Flash Demo
- The Associative PDA - Diploma Thesis by Jonathan Diehl
For the second version, we concentrated on note-taking as an example of a PIM activity and developed an elaborate, mobile prototype that was evaluated in a long-term study.
- The Associative PDA 2.0 - Diploma Thesis by Eileen Falke
We have shown that the use of associations for personal information management is well-understood and perceived as useful by the users. Further, the use of associations for note-taking has led to very efficient search behavior.
We want to show the general usefulness of associations for personal information management by evaluating an elaborate and complete prototype with real information.
The Associative PDA was presented as a Work-in-Progress poster at the conference on ubiquitous computing (UbiComp) 2006.
The Associative PDA 2.0 was presented as a Work-in-Progress poster at the conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) 2008.