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On 5/3/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Johannes Neugschwentner Jr</b> <<a href="mailto:neugschwentner@...">neugschwentner@...</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Hi Guys!<br><br>i'm writing a thesis on "the user-centerd desktop".<br>as part of the thesis i'm doing a prototype too.<br><br>this is something i really longed to do for a long time and am now about to<br>
start. since i'm under a tight schedule and am not too good a programmer with<br>not too much experience it ain't gonna be something big.<br><br>but anyway. read some boox. surfed around.<br>found the plasma project (
<a href="http://plasma.kde.org">plasma.kde.org</a>). <a href="http://xinf.org">xinf.org</a> (<a href="http://xinf.org">xinf.org</a>). screenweaver<br>hx (<a href="http://haxe.org/swhx">http://haxe.org/swhx</a>). of course there is superkaramba ...
<br><br>tend to doing it in haxe (eclihaxe + screenweaver hx) ... pretty sure about<br>that since the only language i'm really fluent in is actionscript and haxe is<br>not far from it (wanted to do it in flex before ... but prefer haxe since
<br>it's all open source)<br><br>did some research on hci (designing interactions) ... am going to do empirical<br>user research .... non-technical-useres ..<br>am doing some research on the piling metapher and lifestreams & co at the mom.
<br><br>bumptop by the way with it's piling metaphor is really something very<br>appealing and those guys with their thesis did exactly what i'm going to do.<br>(<a href="http://www.bumptop.com">www.bumptop.com</a>
)<br><br>well, i'm not exactly sure what i wanna say or question with this, but hey,<br>found out about this mailing list and thought - hey, sounds great, give it a<br>shot.<br><br>so if you got any ideas, proposals, whatever, here i am
<br><br>Cya,<br><br>--<br>Johannes Neugschwentner<br><br></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all">Johannes,<br>
You might want to consider looking at <a href="http://www.symphonyos.com/cms/">http://www.symphonyos.com/cms/</a>
they have the most unique approach to a user oriented desktop that I
have seen to date they are using Mozilla engine w/XUL so it shouldn't
be too difficult to program.<br>
<br>-- <br>---------------------------------<br>Derek Tracy<br><a href="mailto:tracyde@...">tracyde@...</a><br>---------------------------------<br>