Proceedings of the Extended Abstract conference on human factor and computing systems, CHI2003, 764-765, Fort Lauderdale, April, 2003.
HCIL-2003-03, CS-TR-4444, UMIACS-TR-2003-14
Computer users deal with large amount of personal media data and they often face problems in managing and exploring them. The paper presents an innovative approach, Semantic Regions that are rectangular regions directly drawn on 2D space with semantics so that their layout can form users' various mental models toward the personal media data. A prototype personal media exploring application, MediaFinder, based on the concept of Semantic Regions is presented. Usability tests will be conducted to evaluate the Semantic Regions as a personal media management model including organization, search, navigation, indexing, meaning extraction, and distribution.