The Associative PDA: Storyboardsthis page in German
We, at the Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen University, are currently developing a new system for personal information management. PIM is an umbrella term for all activities involving the information you use throughout your every-day life, like mail, notes, or a shopping-list. The system we imagine will make use of an associative network to store all of your information in one place. Associations are simple connections between individual items. If, for instance, you receive an email from a colleague, the text of the email will be associated with the colleague, the time it was sent, and yourself as the recipient. To find information in this network of associations you can traverse it, by moving along the associations, or search in it, by showing only related items for a small selection (this technique will be demonstrated in one of the storyboards later on).