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Personal task management: My tools fall apart when I'm very busy!

Kamsin, A; Blandford, A; Cox, AL; (2012) Personal task management: My tools fall apart when I'm very busy! Presented at: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Existing applications tend to highlight tasks that people should be doing at any given time based on the parameters of urgency (e.g. deadline), assigned priority and reminders. Our field studies demonstrate that people consider existing applications as inadequate to flexibly adapt to current changes in other essential factors, including, task size, complexity and interdependency and the unexpected situations that people face over time. Another key challenge facing busy people is that there is no mechanism that can monitor their work habits and match their tasks with their time constraints. Grounded in our data, we propose important requirements for tools that support users in managing tasks and assessing their schedules. © 2012 Authors.

Type: Conference item (UNSPECIFIED)
Title: Personal task management: My tools fall apart when I'm very busy!
ISBN-13: 9781450310161
DOI: 10.1145/2212776.2212457
Keywords: calendars, contextual factors, diaries, grounded theory, personal task management, requirements., to-do lists
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1364590
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