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What is the ideal interface to keep track of previously viewed online content, across multiple devices and locations?
Research and Exploration
We've started by identifying source types (yellow post-it notes on the photos):
- time (when?)
- flickr tags
- delicious tags etc.
- facebook likes
- media types
- meta data
- location (where?)
- device used
- based on time spent on site (among others)
Random thoughts & notes
- Web history != content history
- People are lazy. As much data as possible should be retrieved without engaging the user.
- Popular doesn't necessarily equal important.
- There may be a lot of duplicate data coming to you from different sources. How do we get rid of redundand data which causes false increase of "interestingness"
We're focusing on two aspects: retrieving information and analysing it in a fun way (ego pleasing!).
The application retrieves data from all devices (mobile app, browser plugins, desktop app), store everything in the cloud and then shows the data. It helps to find information the user accessed at some point and also shows statistics, something like Google Analytics but for the personal data ("Personal Analytics"?)
Initial sketches and ideas
The main dashboard could show top level stats and allow drilling down and use facets to see more detailed stats. It would also allow to search for information and locate previously visited pages.