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iPad as PIM device: Input, interrelation and indexes


Buttfield-Addison, P and Lueg, C and Ellis, L, iPad as PIM device: Input, interrelation and indexes, Proceedings of iConference 2013, 12-15 February 2013, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, pp. 589-592. ISBN 978-0-9884900-0-0 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.9776/13285


This paper presents preliminary results from components of a larger research study which explores the processes and challenges of information workers conducting personal information management (PIM) within offices. Here, we focus on the findings specific to users of iPad-style tablet computers with the Evernote PIM software; data reported was collected using several online questionnaires and semistructured interviews; content analysis and open coding techniques were used to analyse the data. Our results suggest three themes input, linking and tagging fatigue that regularly impact users of this software, these themes are not specific to Evernote, and are common to many PIM tools. Our results give insights into the use of software for PIM, generally, and specifically the use of software on iPad-style tablet computers for PIM, and we provide suggestions for future work to improve tools and practices.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:personal information management, human-computer interaction, mobility
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Buttfield-Addison, P (Dr Paris Buttfield-Addison)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
UTAS Author:Ellis, L (Associate Professor Leonie Ellis)
ID Code:89329
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-03
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