Categorization Is Difficult: Use of an Electronic Notebook For Organizing Design Meeting Notes

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105310
Title:
Categorization Is Difficult: Use of an Electronic Notebook For Organizing Design Meeting Notes
Author:
Gwizdka, Jacek
Citation:
Categorization Is Difficult: Use of an Electronic Notebook For Organizing Design Meeting Notes 1998, 42:516-520
Publisher:
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105310
Submitted date:
2007-03-12
Abstract:
The electronic engineering notebook is a pen-based computer tool designed to capture engineering notes and to assist in structuring them to facilitate subsequent information access. Experiments were conducted in which free-form and fixed-form note-taking interfaces were compared with respect to capturing and structuring notes from a design meeting. Suitability of domain-based and user-defined terminologies for semantic structuring was also tested. Results from the experiment confirmed that a free-form interface was easier to use for note-taking and structuring notes than were forms with fixed structure. However, difficulties with applying semantic categorizations were observed in both types of interface. The results indicated that terminology should be chosen appropriately to a task, and that experienced users have less problems with applying it. The experiment also demonstrated high diversity in note-taking styles, thus highlighting the need to accommodate individual preferences in electronic notebooks.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Classification; Ontology; Human Computer Interaction; Quantitative Research; User Studies
Local subject classification:
categorization; electronic notebooks; ontology; controlled vocabulary; user vocabulary; engineering domain; engineering design; user interface

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGwizdka, Jaceken_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-12T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:23:27Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-03-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationCategorization Is Difficult: Use of an Electronic Notebook For Organizing Design Meeting Notes 1998, 42:516-520en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105310-
dc.description.abstractThe electronic engineering notebook is a pen-based computer tool designed to capture engineering notes and to assist in structuring them to facilitate subsequent information access. Experiments were conducted in which free-form and fixed-form note-taking interfaces were compared with respect to capturing and structuring notes from a design meeting. Suitability of domain-based and user-defined terminologies for semantic structuring was also tested. Results from the experiment confirmed that a free-form interface was easier to use for note-taking and structuring notes than were forms with fixed structure. However, difficulties with applying semantic categorizations were observed in both types of interface. The results indicated that terminology should be chosen appropriately to a task, and that experienced users have less problems with applying it. The experiment also demonstrated high diversity in note-taking styles, thus highlighting the need to accommodate individual preferences in electronic notebooks.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)en_US
dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subjectOntologyen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subjectQuantitative Researchen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subject.othercategorizationen_US
dc.subject.otherelectronic notebooksen_US
dc.subject.otherontologyen_US
dc.subject.othercontrolled vocabularyen_US
dc.subject.otheruser vocabularyen_US
dc.subject.otherengineering domainen_US
dc.subject.otherengineering designen_US
dc.subject.otheruser interfaceen_US
dc.titleCategorization Is Difficult: Use of an Electronic Notebook For Organizing Design Meeting Notesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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