Author(s)Pham, Hubert; Mazzola Paluska, Justin; Miller, Robert C.; Ward, Steve
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Even as users rely more on the web for their computing needs, they continue to depend on a desktop-like area for quick access to in-use resources. The traditional desktop is file-centric and prone to clutter, making it suboptimal for use in a web-dominated world. This paper introduces Cloudtop, a browser plugin that offers a lightweight workplace for temporary items, optimized around the idea that its contents originate from and will ultimately return to the web. Cloudtop improves upon the desktop by 1) implementing a simple, time-based notebook metaphor for managing clutter, 2) capturing and bundling extensible metadata for web resources, and 3) providing a platform for greater interface uniformity across sites.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Proceedings of the 24th annual ACM symposium adjunct on User interface software and technology - UIST '11 Adjunct
Association for Computing Machinery
Pham, Hubert, Justin Mazzola Paluska, Robert C. Miller, and Steve Ward. Cloudtop. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium Adjunct on User Interface Software and Technology - UIST '11 Adjunct, Association for Computing Machinery, October 16–19, 2011, Santa Barbara, California, USA. 2011. p.69-70.
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