Folder Window as Canvas

This is the showcase page for the paper Folder Window as Canvas, published in PKM2010 – Workshop on Personal Knowledge Management, GI-Edition-Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Copyright GI.

Abstract: In this paper we argue that already minimal additions to the operating system’s folder window, are able to significantly enhance the quality of the users’ Personal Knowledge Management, if they are leaning towards a certain style of cognitive and working preferences that embraces associations or connections among the concepts, documents, or “topics”. Drawing upon empirical experiences with a prototypical lightweight user interface, we propose a filebrowser implementation as well as a subsequent user study involving people who expose preferences of spatial visualizers.



Screencast: AnimalsDemo.mp4

Previous Demos:

Initial Version

(as of paper submission date 2010-07-10)