[CG&A paper presentation]
Authors: Wesley Willett, Pascal Goffin, Petra Isenberg
Abstract: We present results and design implications from a study of digital notetaking practice to examine how visualization can support revisitation, reflection, and collaboration around notes. As digital notebooks become common forms of external memory, keeping track of volumes of content is increasingly difficult. Information visualization tools can help give notetakers an overview of their content and allow them to explore diverse sets of notes, find and organize related content, and compare their notes with their collaborators. To ground the design of such tools, we conducted a detailed mixedmethods study of digital notetaking practice. We identify a variety of different editing, organization, and sharing methods used by digital notetakers, many of which result in notes becoming "lost in the pile''. These findings form the basis for our design considerations that examine how visualization can support the revisitation, organization, and sharing of digital notes.