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Evaluating a Personal Communication Tool: Sidebar

Mesarina, Malena; Jain, Jhilmil; Sayers, Craig; Close, Tyler; Recker, John
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): personal communication, browser plug-in, longitudinal user study, diary study, usability evaluation

Abstract: By more closely integrating email with the web we aim to bring organization to email and more collaboration to the web. To this end we developed the Sidebar [1] a web-browser plug which displays email relevant to the currently displayed web page. Sidebar allows for serendipitous email discovery, provides organization for email discourse, and merges private information from a user's personal email archive with public information from mailing lists and web pages.

4 Pages

External Posting Date: July 21, 2009 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: July 21, 2009 [Fulltext]

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