Transforming Technologies to Manage Our Information

Transforming Technologies to Manage Our Information

The Future of Personal Information Management, Part 2

William Jones
ISBN: 9781598299373 | PDF ISBN: 9781627050173
Copyright © 2015 | 179 Pages | Publication Date: 10/01/2013

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This is book #2 in a series of three.

Book 1: The Future of Personal Information Management.

Book 3: Building a Better World with Our Information.

With its theme, "Our Information, Always and Forever," Part I of this book covers the basics of personal information management (PIM) including six essential activities of PIM and six (different) ways in which information can be personal to us. Part I then goes on to explore key issues that arise in the "great migration" of our information onto the Web and into a myriad of mobile devices.

Part 2 provides a more focused look at technologies for managing information that promise to profoundly alter our practices of PIM and, through these practices, the way we lead our lives.

Part 2 is in five chapters:

- Chapter 5. Technologies of Input and Output. Technologies in support of gesture, touch, voice, and even eye movements combine to support a more natural user interface (NUI). Technologies of output include glasses and "watch" watches. Output will also increasingly be animated with options to "zoom".

- Chapter 6. Technologies to Save Our Information. We can opt for "life logs" to record our experiences with increasing fidelity. What will we use these logs for? And what isn

Table of Contents

Technologies of Input and Output
Technologies to Save Our Information
Technologies to Search Our Information
Technologies to Structure Our Information
PIM Transformed and Transforming: Stories from the Past, Present, and Future

About the Author(s)

William Jones, University of Washington
William Jones is a Research Associate Professor Emeritus in the Information School at the University of Washington, where he works on the challenges of Keeping Found Things Found. He has published in the areas of personal information management (PIM), human-computer interaction, information retrieval (search), and human cognition/memory. William Jones wrote the book Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management and, more recently, the three-part series at Morgan & Claypool, The Future of Personal Information: Part 1: Our Information, Always & Forever, Part 2: Transforming Technologies to Manage Our Information and Part 3: Building a Better World With Our Information. Dr. Jones holds 5 patents relating to search and PIM (2 more pending). His current special area of research is “Information, Knowledge and Successful Aging."

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