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From: Johannes Neugschwentner Jr <neugschwentner@...>
Subject: thesis - support - question - ideas ...
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 23:31:30 +0200
Hi Guys!

i'm writing a thesis on "the user-centerd desktop".
as part of the thesis i'm doing a prototype too.

this is something i really longed to do for a long time and am now about to 
start. since i'm under a tight schedule and am not too good a programmer with 
not too much experience it ain't gonna be something big.

but anyway. read some boox. surfed around.
found the plasma project (plasma.kde.org). xinf.org (xinf.org). screenweaver 
hx (http://haxe.org/swhx). of course there is superkaramba ...

tend to doing it in haxe (eclihaxe + screenweaver hx) ... pretty sure about 
that since the only language i'm really fluent in is actionscript and haxe is 
not far from it (wanted to do it in flex before ... but prefer haxe since 
it's all open source)

did some research on hci (designing interactions) ... am going to do empirical 
user research .... non-technical-useres ..
am doing some research on the piling metapher and lifestreams & co at the mom.

bumptop by the way with it's piling metaphor is really something very 
appealing and those guys with their thesis did exactly what i'm going to do. 
(www.bumptop.com)

well, i'm not exactly sure what i wanna say or question with this, but hey, 
found out about this mailing list and thought - hey, sounds great, give it a 
shot.

so if you got any ideas, proposals, whatever, here i am

Cya,

-- 
Johannes Neugschwentner
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